VIDEO: Jury sides with Petco in boy’s rat-bite fever death

Courtesy of CNN

SAN DIEGO (KRON) — On Thursday a jury in San Diego decided Petco is not liable for the death of a boy who died from a rat bite.

The pet rat was purchased at a Petco store in San Diego back in 2013.

10-year-old Aidan Pankey contracted rat-bite fever after he was exposed to the infected rat.

The boy’s family sued Petco for $20 million, accusing them of not doing enough to prevent infected rats from being sold, and not warning customers.

Jurors say although it was a tough decision, they found Petco was not negligent in the boy’s death.



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