Now, a settlement has been reached in the case, and Devin Olivia Powers' 3-year-old daughter will receive the proceeds from a $300,000 annuity.
Lake Sinclair, Georgia
A 25-year-old mother was electrocuted in 2012 while swimming beside a dock at a lake in Georgia. Now, a settlement has been reached in the case, and Devin Olivia Powers' 3-year-old daughter will receive the proceeds from a $300,000 annuity.
Powers was visiting a friend in May 2012 when she went to a nearby home and swam near a neighbor's dock, according to a story in The Telegraph. The dock's flooring had recently been replaced, and an outlet was lying on the deck along with a bare wire. The lawyer for Powers' estate said she was treading water and came into contact with the box or wire.
The administrator of Powers’ estate filed the lawsuit last year, seeking attorneys’ fees, court costs and unspecified punitive damages against CBM Investments Inc., property owner Carey B. Merrell and three John Does, according to The Telegraph. According to the settlement documents filed last week, Powers’ mother is set to receive about $36,000 for funeral bills and legal fees. The defendants have agreed to pay about $126,000 in legal fees and expenses, about $3,000 in medical bills and $5,000 to a Macon lawyer acting as conservator for the estate, according to the records, filed in Bibb County Superior Court.