Trial resumes in train deaths of Hannah Barnes and Michael Hennen

Trial resumes in train deaths of Hannah Barnes and Michael Hennen

January 28th, 2014 by Todd South in Local - Breaking News

Michael Hennen, 27, and Hannah Barnes, 19

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

The Hamilton County Circuit Court trial of a $25 million lawsuit against the local Hennen Restaurant Group has entered its second week today.

Lisa Barnes, the mother of deceased Hannah Barnes, is suing the group alleging that her 19-year-old daughter drank alcohol at the restaurant hours before she and her manager, Michael Hennen, 27, were killed by a train near McDonald Farm at about 6 a.m. On Aug 22, 2011.

Video footage, expected to be shown to the jury, should show the pair lying on the tracks moments before being killed.

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Lisa Barnes looks to her attorney while in Judge Neil Thomas III's courtroom during the fifth day of a civil trial in which Lisa Barnes (mother of Hannah Barnes) is suing the Hennen Restaurant Group, alleging that her daughter's Aug. 22, 2011, death on train tracks nearly the McDonald Farm can be attributed to her consuming alcohol while working at the restaurant hours before. Both Hannah Barnes and Michael Hennen died when a train struck them.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.