she is to blame for this..........not  wal mart.....she is  trying to get off with a man slaughter  charge ......no one  leaves  kids in a car no one until they are 18 .......i think  that's the law .........woman and shopping you bitches must learn that kids are lives  ....fuck your  shopping .....if you can't  leave kids  .......keep your fucking legs closed ........that simple  ..........how many times  have women left kids in the car and they died ........she is the bitch  .........her  kids  are dead  because of  her  ....simple  case ........typical mum .........fucking passing the fucking blame  for her  stupidity .......loser  ....where's the father .......huh !!!!!!hmmmm!!!!!!bet there is none ..........................

Sisters asleep in minivan burned alive in parking lot fire. Now mom is suing Walmart

Amy Sancetta/AP

A Minnesota mother is suing Walmart after a fire in a store parking lot burned her daughters alive, killing one and leaving the other “permanently disfigured,” according to a lawsuit.

Essie McKenzie’s daughters were sleeping soundly in the back of her minivan when she pulled up to the Walmart Supercenter in Fridley, Minnesota, on Aug. 6, 2019.

The girls, ages 6 and 9, were tired after being woken early to go to the airport, where McKenzie dropped off her mother, she would later tell investigators, according to court documents. She decided to let them sleep while she took care of some shopping, believing they would be safe.

It was around 6 a.m.

When she came back outside minutes later, the minivan was in flames, documents say.

She ran toward the fire but first responders held her back. She watched and waited while firefighters eventually pulled the girls from the van.

The flames had gotten to them.

The younger of the two was in cardiac arrest, revived in the parking lot and taken to a hospital, where she later died. Her big sister survived, severely burned and “permanently disfigured,” documents say.

In the lawsuit against Walmart, filed June 6, McKenzie’s attorneys blame the company for its “well-known” policy of allowing people to stay in store parking lots overnight and essentially camp out — but not monitoring those guests to help ensure the safety of other customers.

“Walmart encouraged and permitted a dangerous condition on its property,” the lawsuit says. (Walmart) escalated that danger by failing to provide staff to oversee the appropriate use of its parking lot as a campground.”

In a statement to McClatchy News, Walmart spokesperson Randy Hargrove said “our sympathies remain with the friends and family impacted by this tragic even three years ago,” adding that the retail corporation “plan(s) to defend the company and will respond in Court to the Complaint as appropriate.

The fire started with a camping stove, investigators say.


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