Parents of DeAunta Farrow fight to control estate - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Anna Marie Hartman

Parents of DeAunta Farrow fight to control estate

The fight over control of DeAunta Farrow's estate continues. The 12-year-old boy died in June when a West Memphis police officer shot and killed him at the Steeplechase Apartments.

The two people fighting for control are Farrow's mother and his father.

The father of Deaunta Farrow has hired his own lawyers and this week filed a motion to delay Debra Farrow's case against the West Memphis Police department.

Robin Perkins is fighting to become the administer of his son's estate. Meanwhile, Deanta Farrow's mother has already made that same request with the courts.

Debra Farrow is suing the city of West Memphis and its police department for the shooting death of her 12-year-old son DeAunta.

Thursday, the little boy's father filed a motion with the U-S District court asking a judge to stay the proceedings until the court decides which parent should be given that title.

But Farrow's attorney says Perkins should prepare for a fight.

"Fortunately for Debra Farrow she's hired a group of lawyers that are very aggressive and willing to go into legal combat and so I'm used to this kind of thing so if he want's to get out on the battle field that fine, I don't think he'll be able to stand the heat," says Attorney Javier Bailey.

Debra Farrow's request to be the administer to her son's estate are still working their way through the circuit courts.

She has filed a $125 million lawsuit against the city of West Memphis and the police department.

Bailey says the Reverend Al Sharpton will be back in Memphis tomorrow to discuss the case and attend a prayer vigil in the spot where Deaunta Farrow was killed.


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