The parents of 21-year-old Jeremy Dunlap say that there was not ample protection at the New Life Evangelistic Center to prevent their son's stabbing death in 2008. Tammy Church and Eric Dunlap filed separate wrongful death suits against the center today in St. Louis Circuit Court, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Though both lawsuits involve wrongful death, the specifics of each are slightly different.
Church's suit alleges:
While Dunlap's suit:
The Center told the paper that they now employ extra security officers on the fifth floor, where the men sleep, and that the Center is "saddened" by the family's negligence claim. They say they're in the business of "trying to help people nobody else will help."