Daughter of murdered psych tech sues Napa Hospital

January 28, 2011 11:14:53 PM PST
The daughter of a Napa State Hospital worker found dead on the facility's grounds has filed a lawsuit against the hospital and the state of California.

Psychiatric technician Donna Gross was strangled at the Napa hospital last October. Jess Massey, 37, is charged in the attack. He has pleaded not guilty.

The lawsuit claims the state is responsible for Gross' death and the suffering and emotional distress of her family. The lawsuit also claims the hospital violated state labor code and was aware that its alarm system was flawed.