Shortly after midnight on November 27, 2006, a lone robber gained access to the safe at a Chicago-area Burger King by strangling and killing 45-year-old Kathleen Zellner, who was alone in the restaurant at the time. The perpetrator, James Ealy, was a former employee of the store – and a long-time criminal. After driving past the empty establishment and determining that Zellner was alone, Ealy decided to avail himself of the contents of the safe. Zellner’s family claimed that the franchise owner’s failure to conduct a thorough background check of job applicants constituted negligence. The case was recently settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.
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