Bradford General Contractors is being sued by the family of slain actress Adrienne Shelley for hiring the undocumented worker that attacked and killed her. Diego Pillco was doing renovation work for the company in the same building Shelley was working in.
The lawsuit was filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court on behalf of Shelley's husband, charging the company with liability for hiring an illegal alien. The suit charges the owner and management of the company for being "careless and negligent" in the "screening, hiring, training and supervision" of its employees.
Pillco is serving a 25-year sentence for the murder of Shelley.
The New York Post has more on this story.
Updated: Thu, Nov 13th 2008 @ 4:21pm EST