The Budget Lodge motel could face some interesting lawsuits after the body of Sony Millbrook, 28, was found in the bed frame in a room that the hotel rented out to other guests. Millbrook, the mother of five, has been missing since January.
After Millbrook failed to pay her bills, the motel rented out the room to other guests who could now presumably sue for negligence and the negligent infliction of emotional distress.
The room had been cleaned repeatedly despite complaints about the smell. The body had been stuffed into the metal box frame.
While hotels recently advertised live bed warmers here), the liability for such acts of negligence can be quite high given the potential for punitive damages. This makes the Bates Motel look like a good alternative for travelers.
Millbrook’s boyfriend Lakeith Moody has been named a person of interest, here. While the cleaning of the room can prove a problem, usually some forensic evidence will remain even after such a cleaning in a criminal case.
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