DALLAS (CN) — A woman whose fiance was shot to death after a Cowboys-Patriots game blames shoddy security at the Cowboys’ stadium for his death.
After seeing the Cowboys lose 30-6, Angelica Secundino was leaving the game with her fiance Richard Sells on Oct. 11 last year when an “altercation” in the parking lot ended with Sells being shot by another fan, she says in the Wednesday complaint in Dallas County Court.
She blames the stadium operator Cowboys Stadium dba AT&T Stadium and its affiliates, and Andy Frain Services, provider of ushers and security.
Secundino, who was pregnant with her fiance’s child at the time, says: “An altercation occurred in the parking lot of AT&T Stadium and Mr. Sells was shot by another patron. Defendants’ security personnel were aware of the altercation, but failed to adequately address it before it escalated into the shooting. Mr. Sells subsequently died as a result of the gunshot wound.”
The alleged shooter, Marvin Rodriguez, 28, was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was held on $300,000 bail: $200,000 on the murder charge and $110,000 on the assault charge, and was released after posting bond when it was reduced in November.
The Cowboys did not immediately respond to an email message requesting comment after hours Thursday.
Secundino seeks punitive damages for negligence and wrongful death. She is represented by James Mitchell with Payne Mitchell.
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