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Pittsburgh man files wrongful death suit against Allegheny County Jail inmate

By Louie Torres | Mar 2, 2018

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PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh man is seeking damages from two individuals over a woman's death.

Terry Morgan, as administrator of the estate of Makebia Morgan, filed a complaint on Feb. 27 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against Quincy Deon Fuqua and David M. Fuqua alleging battery, wrongful death, negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, Makebia Morgan was the girlfriend of Quincy Deon Fuqua, who had a history of assault. The suit states Makebia Morgan picked up Quincy Deon Fuqua from the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC on June 2, 2017, and drove him to David Fuqua's house, where he was living at the time.

The suit states "Quincy Fuqua then forced Ms. Morgan into the home and took her into the basement," where Makebia Morgan was beaten with a tire iron and stabbed multiple times with a steak knife, which caused her death. The suit also states Quincy Deon Fuqua is currently incarcerated at the Allegheny County Jail.

The plaintiff holds Quincy Deon Fuqua and David M. Fuqua responsible because Quincy Deon Fuqua allegedly negligently failed to follow the advice of previous medical providers by not seeking appropriate medical attention for his psychological conditions and David Fuqua allegedly should have known Quincy Deon Fuqua required psychiatric care.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants for damages that exceeds the limits of the court and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Robert N. Peirce III, Robert F. Daley and A. Michael Gianantonio of Robert Peirce & Associates PC in Pittsburgh.

Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County case number GD-18-002728

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