Judge tosses out wrongful death lawsuit filed by Reagan Tokes' family against the state

Judge tosses out wrongful death lawsuit filed by Reagan Tokes' family against the state

COLUMBUS, OH (WTOL) - A judge has dismissed the wrongful death lawsuit against the state filed by the family of Reagan Tokes, the Ohio State student who was raped and murdered by Brian Golsby, a convicted sex offender, according to 10TV.

Golsby had been released from prison three months before killing Tokes, and was wearing a GPS ankle monitor while being monitored by the state's Adult Parole Authority.

The Tokes family sued the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, saying the department and contractors, like the housing program where Golsby lived after his release, were negligent, 10TV reports.

But, according to 10TV, Judge Patrick McGrath said the court "does not find the Estate has pleaded any facts that establish the first requirement of any negligence action."

Attorneys for the Tokes family said the state and its contractors knew Golsby would be prone to re-offend, but failed to take the right steps to ensure public safety, 10TV reports.

Golsby is now serving life in prison for killing Tokes.

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