New lawsuit for woman who died at a Baylor fraternity party - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

New lawsuit for woman who died at a Baylor fraternity party

by Adam Shear

WACO - The fraternity involved in the death of a Navarro College student in 2010 is being served with a lawsuit from that woman's parents.

Megan HeLal's parents filed the lawsuit on March 16, just two days before their statue of limitations would have been up on this case.

In March 2010 HeLal was taken to the Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Emergency Room after her heart stopped from an arrhythmia issue.

Her autopsy states that the cause of her death was natural but HeLal's family lawyers say that expert testimony will prove that Megan was served too much alcohol at an unauthorized fraternity party.

The family now suing the Sigma Chi Fraternity's National Chapter, the fraternity's risk management foundation, the Baylor Sigma Chi Chapter, several members of that fraternity, and the owners of Mynar's Bar in West where the party was held.

Lawyers say that for the family though that is not just about bringing those involved to justice.

"They don't want this to happen to another family," said Linda Turley, Turley Law Firm"They don't want another mother and father to get that call early in the morning that their child is in the hospital clinging to life because they've been over served alcohol."

TABC's original investigation in June of 2010 found that five parties were involved in Megan's drinking, but the new lawsuit affects 11 parties.

An owner at Mynar's Bar Monday afternoon said she was surprised to hear about the lawsuit.

  • NewsMore>>

  • 3 dead from severe weather in Arkansas, Kentucky

    3 dead from severe weather in Arkansas, Kentucky

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-02-25 07:25:46 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:29 PM EST2018-02-25 17:29:57 GMT
    (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River  Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati.  Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...(Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati. Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    More >>

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    More >>
  • Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-02-25 07:16:08 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:28 PM EST2018-02-25 17:28:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>
  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:09 PM EST2018-02-25 17:09:11 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    More >>

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly