CLAYTON, NJ (CBS) – One year after his daughter’s murder, a New Jersey father is suing her killer’s parents to hold them responsible.
In October 2012, 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale was choked to death by then 15-year-old Justin Robinson.
Robinson pleaded guilty to the crime and is now serving his sentence.
But in an exclusive interview, Autumn’s father tells Eyewitness News that the responsibility for his daughter’s death doesn’t end there.
“Murdering my daughter at 15, something had to lead up to that,” Anthony Pasquale says. “I want to find out from the parents, what did you do? Why did your kid do this to my kid?”
In September, Pasquale filed a civil suit accusing Justin Robinson of wrongful death.
It also accuses his parents, Anita Saunders and Alonzo Robinson, of negligent supervision, in effect holding them responsible for Autumn’s death.