‘Senseless, Avoidable Tragedy’: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Man Who Accidentally Shot Girlfriend At Party

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A wrongful death lawsuit was filed last week against a man who accidentally shot his girlfriend at a party, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Noah Ray Hadley shot girlfriend Amelia Claypool outside of a house party in Henderson, Nevada in 2019. At the time, Hadley was 18 and Claypool was 19, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal. (RELATED: Family Horrified Teen Who Murdered Girlfriend’s Parents To Be Released After Five Years [VIDEO])

Hadley avoided a murder conviction in 2019 and accepted a plea deal. However, the parents of the girl he shot are now demanding that he undergo a civil case, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“This action arises from a senseless, avoidable tragedy,” states the lawsuit, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Plaintiffs hereby demand a trial by jury.”

Hadley called police saying that “some random guy” had shot his girlfriend, according to the Review-Journal However, Henderson police identified him as the shooter when they saw a snapchat video showing Hadley with the handgun. A friend of Hadley’s hid the gun under the seat of his truck. Both Hadley and his friend are defendants in the lawsuit, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Hadley was sentenced to up to four years in prison, the maximum sentence for involuntary murder. He was granted parole in April and will be released in September, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.