The family of a Stratford man, who went flying out of a 4th floor window to his death after being accused of cheating at beer pong, has been awarded $15.6 million.
Yolanda Martinez broke into tears on the witness stand as she described for the Superior Court jury the loss her son, Salomon Martinez, caused not only to her but to her son’s wife and 4-year-old daughter.
“He was a wonderful son, husband and father who worked hard to support his family,” explained Martinez’s lawyer, Jeremy Virgil.
After a day of deliberation the six jurors apparently agreed ordering the rival beer pong players, Kyle Gonzalez, Matthew Chandler and Stephanie Dwyer to pay the award.
“We are happy with the result and glad the jury was able to make these people accountable for their actions,” Virgil said.