*Something shady just went down in Flint, Michigan.
According to reports, a woman at the center of a Flint water crisis lawsuit was one of two women who were shot to death earlier this week inside a townhouse.
According to MLive, Sasha Avonna Bell was one of the first of a growing number of people to file a lawsuit in connection to the Flint water crisis after she claimed that her child had been lead poisoned.
Bell was found dead April 19 at the Ridgecrest Village Townhouses. Sacorya Renee Reed was also found shot to death in the home.
“Sasha was a lovely young woman who cared deeply for her family, and especially for her young child,” said her attorney Corey M. Stern. “Her tragic and senseless death has created a void in the lives of so many people that loved her. Hopefully, her child will be lifted up by the love and support from everyone who cared deeply for Sasha.
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The lawsuit named six companies that had various responsibilities with respect to the treatment, monitoring, and safety of the Flint water prior to and during the Flint water crisis, according to her attorneys. The case also named three individual government, or former government, employees who played significant roles in the alleged misconduct that led to the alleged poisoning of thousands of children in Flint, her attorneys claim.
The Bell case, however, played an important role in determining the future of the more than five dozen other lawsuits that were filed.
Initially, Bell’s case and the others were filed in Genesee Circuit Court. However, they were transferred to U.S. District Court on a motion from one of the defendants, engineering company Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam.
The bottom line as far as the murders are concerned is that Flint police say they have a person in custody in connection to the slayings of Bell and Reed. No charges have yet been filed.
Also, a one-year-old child was also found unharmed inside of the home home where Bell’s body was discovered. The baby was taken into custody by child protective services. Police declined to confirm if it was Bell’s child discovered in the home.