The wrongful loss of life go well with filed by Trista Reynolds, the mom of Ayla Reynolds, has been expanded to incorporate the grandmother and aunt of the toddler who went lacking in Waterville in 2011.
Trista Reynolds filed the preliminary wrongful loss of life go well with towards Justin DiPietro, Ayla Reynolds’ father, in 2018. Primarily based on new police proof, Trista Reynolds’ lawyer argued that the go well with could possibly be expanded to incorporate DiPietro’s mom, Phoebe DiPietro, and his sister, Elisha DiPietro, in accordance with the Portland Press Herald. A decide granted the request on Friday.
William Childs, who’s representing Trista Reynolds, wrote that his consumer believed there was enough proof to recommend that Elisha and Phoebe DiPietro might have had the chance and means to behave both with Justin DiPietro or individually to trigger extreme bodily hurt to Ayla Reynolds, resulting in the kid’s loss of life, in accordance with the Portland newspaper.
Childs additionally said within the criticism arguing to develop the lawsuit in March that an skilled who reviewed the police proof reported that there was a “distribution of bloodstains of Ayla’s blood” within the Waterville dwelling the place she lived. The skilled additionally discovered “proof that an individual or individuals tried to ‘clear up’ Ayla’s blood earlier than investigating authorities arrived to doc the scene,” the lawyer wrote.
Ayla was residing together with her father in Waterville when she disappeared. Justin DiPietro was together with his sister and his girlfriend at his mom’s dwelling on the evening she was final seen. State police imagine that Justin DiPietro, his sister and his mom know greater than what they’ve advised investigators.
Ayla Reynolds was declared lifeless in 2017, permitting Trista Reynolds to file the wrongful loss of life go well with, however state police proceed to analyze the toddler’s disappearance.