American woman accused of killing a UK teenager proposes ‘mediation’ with his family
In a statement on Wednesday, Sackullas and his personal lawyer, Amy Jeffress, said they wanted to find a way forward to bring “a measure of peace and closure” to Doon’s family, as 19-year-old Harry was murdered over Sackulas. Was charged. Dunn when he was driving on the wrong side of the road in England.
Sackulus and Jeffress “are prepared to discuss options, including arbitration, to move towards a resolution,” according to the statement.
Sackulus’ law firm confirmed to CNN that this was the first time arbitration had been suggested by their client.
Although she does not dispute that she was negligent and admits driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident, Sacullas and her family fled to the UK after US officials claimed she had diplomatic immunity was.
The reason for their employment is that the US and the UK agreed in the mid-1990s that US intelligence officers stationed at RAF Croughton would not be able to claim diplomatic immunity for any criminal incidents outside the US base. If it was known in the days following the accident that Anne Sackulus had been appointed by the State Department, she might not have been able to easily claim the spouse’s diplomatic immunity.
Sackless has still been charged in the UK due to Duncan’s dangerous driving death, but the State Department has refused a UK request to extradite him.
Instead of September 2020, Dunn’s family filed a wrongful death case against Sacullas in Virginia “as a last resort” where she lives. Saikullas made a motion to dismiss the civil case, arguing that it should be heard in the UK, despite repeated refusal to agree to face trial in the UK, fearing that he would be given fair treatment not available.
His legal team said in Judge East TSillis’s ruling on Tuesday in Virginia’s Eastern District Court that the civil case could proceed in the United States, “with no effect or effect on Anne Sackulus’ diplomatic immunity.”
“Anne Sackullas’ employment status has never been relevant to her diplomatic immunity, which was based on her husband’s status as a recognized diplomat.”
Reacting to her proposal for mediation, Dunn family adviser and spokesperson, Redd Sager, told CNN in a statement, “We are very happy to see strong signals from Mrs. Sacullas and her personal counsel this afternoon to discuss options Ready. A scene to find the way forward.
“I would urge Mrs Jeffress and the Crown Prosecution Service to engage as much as possible with each other and parents and I are more than happy to join those discussions when appropriate.”
“We are sure that once a satisfactory solution is found, both families will be able to start working towards recovery,” he said.