LAYTON -- Coleman Nocks and Bugman Pest and Lawn Inc. will be spending more time in court.
The family of the two girls who died after Nocks, a former exterminator for Bugman Peat and Lawn, buried several Fumitoxin pellets in the front and back of their home has filed a wrongful death suit against Nocks and the pest company.
The suit was filed earlier this week in 2nd District Court by the entire Toone family and includes the two girls who died. The complaint from Brenda, Nathan, Rebecca, Rachel, Braden and Cassidy Toone is that Bugman Pest and Lawn and Nocks are liable for the deaths of Rebecca and Rachel Toone.
The family's lawyer issued a statement on behalf of the family.
"The Toone family intends to see that those responsible for this tragedy are held fully accountable, both within the criminal and civil justice system," said Peter Summerill in an e-mail. "The Toone family continues to have confidence in this country's legal system and will support the efforts of the government officials responsible for prosecuting criminal cases while also pursuing a civil claim through their own attorneys. Beyond this statement, the Toones do not wish to comment."
Nocks and Ray Wilson Sr., owner of Bugman Pest and Lawn, each pleaded not guilty to three counts of unlawful use of a registered pesticide in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on Feb. 25. A May 2 trial date has been scheduled to try both cases together.