The family of 18-year-old, Dominique Smith, who drowned in a swimming pool at her pastor’s home where she had been babysitting filed a wrongful death lawsuit against pastors, Steve and Melodye Munsey, and their church Family Christian Center in Munster, Indiana.
Her mother, Vicki Walker, says Domonique was a CPR certified lifeguard and questions how her daughter drowned.
“I need to know what actually happened to my child,” she told NBC 5.
“Someone was negligent,” says Max Solomon, Walker’s attorney. “Especially since Melodye Munsey was responsible for her during those hours.”
Smith died June 1, 2015, a few days after being found in the pool in Schererville. She had been babysitting Steve Munsey’s 6-year-old granddaughter.
A coroner ruled her death an accident, but Smith had no water in her lungs. Family says there was no autopsy because her organs were donated to cancer research.