Attorneys for Chloe Robison and Salma Gomez's parents announced Tuesday they are suing Humble Handi Stop and store clerk Gumaro Munoz Campos, also known as Romeo, who allegedly sold Mad Dog 20/20 to 17-year-old Jaggar Smith before the deadly July 25 crash.
Smith's mother is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit because Smith is a minor and cannot be named.
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Attorney Randy Sorrels alleges Campos' actions and that of the convenience store contributed to the teen's intoxication leading up to the wreck that claimed the lives of the 16-year-old girls.
"When you sell alcohol to a teenager, you are not responsible and there's a good chance they won't be responsible either," said Sorrels. "When they are not responsible tragedies occur."
Campos was arrested on August 6 and charged with a misdemeanor for selling alcohol to a minor. When we asked his lawyer about the lawsuit, he replied, "I make a habit of not talking to the press about my cases."
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Smith, who faces two felony counts of intoxicated manslaughter, walked out of jail on July 30 after posting a $60,000 bond.
"We are aware of the civil lawsuit," Smith's attorney, Chip Lew, said. "It is regrettable, but expected that folks would compound this tragedy in the name of money. It will become crystal clear that Jaggar's tragic mistake was only one part of the multiple improper decisions that led to the loss of two beautiful lives."
Eyewitness News reached out to the owner of the store for a comment, but he did not respond.
The families are suing for monetary damages related to the loss of their daughters, a loss of "companionship" and for mental anguish.
"In this case, it's more about sending a message to the community of store clerks and store owners that you really must follow the law," Sorrels added.
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