Judge rules Nick Gordon 'legally' responsible for Bobbi Kristina's death
A Fulton County judge on Friday, ruled that Nick Gordon is 'legally responsible' for Bobbi Kristina Brown's death.
According to NBC, Nick Gordon failed to appear for his court hearing again which prompted Judge T. Jackson Bedford's ruling. As a result of Gordon's second absence in court, the judge ruled that anything alleged in the wrongful death lawsuit by Brown's conservator would be admitted through omission.
The daughter of late icon Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown died last years after being found unresponsive in a bathtub as a result of drowning and drug intoxication. Medical records showed she died as a result of being immersed in water and drug intoxication.
The lawyers for Ms Brown filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Gordon in August 2015, claiming she died following a violent altercation. The lawsuit alleges Gordon placed her in a bathtub while unconscious and injected her with a toxic mixture.
The allegations also include claims Gordon physically abused Ms Brown and took money from her estate without her permission
A trial by jury will now take place to determine how much Gordon will be required to pay in damages. The lawsuit sought £38 million ($50 million) in damages. Gordon has not been criminally charged.
Source: NBC affIliate WXIA