Alabama Mother Takes legal Action Against Opelika Housing Authority
Mom Who Lost Some of Her Kids Seeks Legal Relief
The mother of four children who died in a mobile home fire last month has filed a wrongful death claim against the Opelika Housing Authority.
Felicia core claims faulty wiring caused the fire.
The filing says an employee of the housing authority failed to discover that during an inspection of the rental property.
A fifth child, Keiyonna Core was severely injured in the fire .
A statement from Akinola Popoola with the Opelika housing authority reads..
“Number one, we are saddened by the loss of Felicia core’s kids and her home.
but, we do not own the house.
The fire is still under investigation and once it comes to a conclusion, we’ll be more than happy to comment.”
The mayor would not comment at this time.
We’ve also obtained a statement from Felicia Core’s attorney.
Jonathan Corley says in part… ”
Ms. Core has not filed a claim against the city of Opelika, the Opelika police department, the Opelika fire department, or any of the first responders that assisted with the fire. Ms. Core does not intend to file any such claims.
Keiyonna Core continues to recover and is expected to be released from children’s hospital by the end of the week. Ms. Core is thankful for Keiyonna’s health and recovery.
As for the basis of Ms. Core’s claim, the sworn notice of claim speaks for itself. We are hopeful we can resolve this claim without the necessity of filing a lawsuit.