FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Texas millionaire who was acquitted of gunning down two people in 1976 at his mansion is being sued by one of the victim’s family.
The children of the late Stan Farr claim Cullen Davis hasn’t paid toward a 2003 judgment against him stemming from the case. Farr was the live-in boyfriend of Davis’ ex-wife, and he was killed along with Davis’ 12-year-old stepdaughter in Fort Worth.
Davis, who was acquitted of capital murder, was the richest man in America at the time to be tried on a murder charge, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1Tw4BYU ) reported.
The 2003 judgment came after Davis failed to honor out-of-court settlements in 1990 and 1993 to pay the children.
Farr’s children, Jon and Heather Farr, hope to collect $250,000, plus accrued interest. While the lawsuit filed in Tarrant County civil court Wednesday seeks no more than $1 million, the plaintiffs say Davis owes $1.5 million to $2 million when interest from the original deal is added.
Messages seeking comment from Davis were left by the newspaper Wednesday.
Davis originally agreed to pay the Farrs in a settlement he reached with their mother in February 1990. Both children at the time were minors, and Davis had agreed to pay them $125,000 each.
The agreement was amended three years later in attempt to recover some, if not all, of the money. Davis was supposed to have paid by 1997, but the Farrs said two local law firms had mismanaged their case and failed to collect.
By 2002, when Davis still hadn’t paid up, the Farrs returned to state district court. Davis’ defense team had argued the Farrs waited too long to collect, but a judge ruled in favor of the Farrs a year later and declared the judgment valid and enforceable.