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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of an expectant mother, who authorities said was raped and killed by an ex-Ohio doctor, has filed a $40 million lawsuit against the physician, the hospital where he worked, and the online ad service Craigslist.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in Delaware County court by the family of Deanna Ballman, blames former doctor Ali Salim for killing Ballman by injecting her with heroin after she answered a Craigslist ad he placed for cleaning services.
The lawsuit alleges that Salim used syringes he took from Knox Community Hospital, and said Craiglist should have known Salim was dangerous because other women who previously answered his ads had reported problems.
Messages were left Tuesday for Salim’s defense attorney, Knox Community Hospital and Craigslist.
Salim has pleaded not guilty to his criminal charges.
The mother of two was found dead in the backseat of her car outside of New Albany on August 1. The Pakistani born doctor was charged with two counts of murder as well as rape, felonious assault, corrupting another with drugs, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. The 44-year-old doctor has pleaded not guilty to the charges and will be released on $1 million bail Friday.
Kyle Rohrer, assistant county prosecutor said Salim mistreated Ballman’s corpse “in a very inhumane way.”