The mother of a Spokane teenager murdered two years ago is suing Spokane County and Coroner Dexter Amend.
Mabel R. Grantham accuses Amend of asking “grossly insensitive” questions about her daughter’s sex life a day after Kendra Grantham was killed.
The 16-year-old girl was shot in the head in August 1995 as she sat on the porch of a north Spokane home. Kenneth Comeslast, 17, was convicted last year of the premeditated murders of Grantham and 17-year-old Cindy Buffin.
The next day, Amend asked Mabel Grantham whether her daughter had been sodomized by gang members, Grantham said in the lawsuit filed this week in Spokane County Superior Court.
The coroner’s questions caused Grantham to “break down” and end the meeting, the suit said.
Amend’s conduct was “an extreme deviation” from what is normally expected of an elected official, according to the suit.
Amend has been sued by other Spokane families who claim he caused them emotional distress during death investigations. Those suits are pending.
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