Couch v. State of Washington D.O.C.

Award: $15.3 Million

Attorneys: Jack Connelly

Case Summary:

This case involves the murder of plaintiff Yoshiko Couch by defendant Cecil Emile Davis, who was supposed to be under close supervision by defendant Department of Corrections (DOC). Cecil broke into the Couch residence and murdered Yoshiko. Defendant DOC’s community corrections officers failed to supervise Def. Davis for approximately 3 1/2 years resulting in the murder of plaintiff Yoshiko Couch.