March 6, 2013 - Mecklenburg Superior Court Judge
Hugh Lewis dismissed a lawsuit that was filed by
the family of Delvonte Tisdale. Tisdale died
when he fell from a wheel well on a US Airways
Boeing 737 on approach to Boston’s Logan
International Airport back in November 2010.
Judge Hugh Lewis ruled that there was no
evidence which indicated the city of Charlotte,
North Carolina did anything wrong, the city owes
a duty of care to the general public but not
those who seek to breach security and by Tisdale
entering a secured areas and climbing into the
wheel well, Tisdale was negligent.
Bob Hagemann, Charlotte City Attorney said that
"while the city remains saddened by Mr.
Tisdale's death and sympathizes with his family,
the Court's ruling confirms our belief that the
City should not be held legally liable for Mr.
Tisdale's decisions and actions."
Born and raised in North Carolina, 16 year old
Delvonte Tisdale was reported missing by his
family back on November 14, 2010, he was
believed to have runway from home. On the
following day Tisdale’s mutilated body was
located in Milton, Massachusetts, a Boston
suburb were he suffered massive head trauma and
broken bones. Police were not sure what
happened. At that time the one thing the police
believed was Tisdale was murdered.