Babbitt’s Husband Seeks Crowdfund Meant For Lawsuit

San Diego’s ABC affiliate reports:

The shooting death of Ashli Babbitt at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 was a call to action for Gerhardt Fox, who worked on a legal fundraising effort in the wake of Babbitt’s death. “I feel that a person who was unarmed and who wasn’t engaging in an assault should not be shot by a police officer,” said Fox. Fox said he spent a year working on an online crowdfunding campaign to raise money to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Ashli Babbitt’s estate.

Fox said the fundraising effort specifically was meant to fund a lawsuit. Instead, Babbitt’s husband, Aaron Babbitt, hired a new attorney, Rachel King, and in May of 2022, who filed a petition in San Diego County probate court to get the money transferred to Ashli Babbitt’s estate. In June 2022, a probate judge denied Aaron Babbitt’s petition without prejudice, court records showed, leaving the half million dollars in limbo.

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