Lawsuit filed in Princess Anne carbon monoxide deaths

Posted at 9:15 AM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 09:15:08-04

Family members of eight people who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Princess Anne are now suing Delmarva Power.

Media outlets report that on April 5, 2015, 36-year-old Rodney Todd and his seven children were found dead inside their home from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning. Police ruled the deaths accidental.

Online court records show that Todd's ex-wife, Tyisha Chambers, and his mother, Bonnie Edwards, filed lawsuits Monday.

The lawsuits - one filed on behalf of the seven children, the other filed on behalf of Todd's estate - claim Delmarva Power had a duty to use reasonable care when they removed an electric meter from the home. The lawsuits say that as a result of Delmarva Power removing the meter, Todd and his children died.

Delmarva Power hasn't returned a request for comment.