Judge makes key ruling in Amanda Carney wrongful death lawsuit

Slain teen's mother sues prison in Claiborne Parish
(Source: KSLA News 12)
(Source: KSLA News 12)

CLAIBORNE PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A court victory has been won by the father of Amanda Carney, the 18-year-old girl killed during a prison escape from David Wade Correctional Center.

Howard Carney is suing the Louisiana Department of Corrections for the alleged wrongful death of his daughter.

The state wanted to block him from getting the prison's internal investigation into the deadly escape.

On Monday, a Claiborne Parish judge ruled that the state must turn over the records.

But that information will be kept under seal and will not made available to the public.

Court documents show Amanda was kidnapped and killed July 27, 2017.

Deltra Henderson, the man accused of killing her, was a trusty doing yardwork at a house outside the main prison walls the day Amanda died.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed in December claims prison officials failed to properly supervise Henderson, letting him work alone with the sharp tools he allegedly used to brutally stab Amanda to death.

In court papers, state and prison officials deny any wrongdoing or liability in Amanda's death.

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