Workplace killer’s mom wants comp benefits

The mother of Jonathon Russell, who killed three people and wounded five before shooting himself in a July shooting spree at the Modine Manufacturing Co. in Jefferson City, Missouri, has filed a workers? compensation claim that seeks a death benefit from the company. The late Russell died on company time, according to her filing. The company and its workers’ comp insurer have rejected the claim on the grounds that Russell’s homicidal and suicidal activities were deliberate and were not undertaken in the course of his employment, which means the claim is most likely headed to an administrative judge. (Nate Carlisle, “Shooter’s mom seeks job-injury benefit”, Columbia Tribune, Oct. 5).

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