The family of a 22 year-old man who died after being pushed into a lake has filed a $5 million wrongful death lawsuit against his friend, the young man who pushed him into the Inner Harbor. They were on a trip to Baltimore when they stopped to stretch their legs. The deceased’s friend playfully pushed him in the lake, but he did not know how to swim and later drowned.
The friend has since plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter. His initial conviction of first-degree murder was lowered to second-degree murder in July. However, the deceased’s parents believes that the man that caused their son’s death should face additional penalties. They have been pushing for him to get a 10 year prison sentence.