Ohio man sued over death of woman who answered ad

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of an expectant mother has filed a $40 million lawsuit against the former doctor accused of raping and killing her, the Ohio hospital where he worked and Craigslist, where they met.

The lawsuit filed Monday in county court blames former doctor Ali Salim for killing Deanna Ballman by injecting her with heroin after she answered a Craigslist ad he placed for cleaning services.

The lawsuit says Craigslist should have known Salim was dangerous because other women who’d answered his ads had reported problems. It also alleges that Salim used syringes he took from Knox Community Hospital.

Messages seeking comment were left Tuesday for Salim’s defense attorney, the hospital and Craigslist.

Salim has pleaded not guilty to his criminal charges.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s