Boy's Attorney Seeks Default Judgment Against Convicted Killers

Friday, February 5, 1999
by Associated Press

(Greeneville-AP) -- The lawyer who represents the only survivor of a Knoxville family shot on a Greene County roadside wants the convicted killers to pay up.

Knoxville lawyer Sidney Gilreath sued the six young Kentuckians for 46 (m) million dollars on behalf of Peter Lillelid (LIH'-leh-lihd). Peter Lillelid was two when he survived the April 1997 shooting that killed his parents and six-year-old sister. He'll turn four next month.

Peter is in the care of an aunt in Sweden. He lost an eye and suffered spinal cord injuries that make it hard for him to walk.

Gilreath filed the lawsuit last year and defendant Edward Dean Mullins is the only one who has responded, countersuing to ask for more time.

The attorney is asking the court in Greeneville for a default judgement against the six.

The defendants all pleaded guilty.

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