Woman shot in the eye fires off suit against shooter's estate

Ann Knef Feb. 26, 2008, 6:32am

Rosalind R. Wells claims she lost vision when Robert S. Farrow shot her in the eye with a gun on Oct. 16, 2007.

Wells filed a complaint against William C. Farrow, executor of Robert S. Farrow's estate, in St. Clair County Circuit Court Feb. 20. Robert S. Farrow is deceased.

At the time of the shooting, Wells was at Farrow's residence, 204 Bluff Dr. in Belleville, the complaint states.

She claims Farrow was negligent for brandishing a loaded weapon near her, shooting the weapon in her vicinity, failing to make sure the gun was not loaded, failing to make sure the gun safety was on and carelessly causing the firearm to discharge.

According to the complaint, Wells also suffered hearing loss, loss of normal life and incurred medical expenses.

Represented by Thomas O. Falb of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson of Alton, Wells is seeking in excess of $100,000 in compensatory damages and in excess of $50,000 in punitive damages, plus costs.

She claims Robert Farrow was guilty of battery in that he intentionally shot her.

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