Family of murdered Bay Shore woman to sue Suffolk County

The family of Santia Williams says they are planning on suing Suffolk County for her death last July.Police say Williams was killed by her ex-boyfriend,

BAY SHORE - The family of Santia Williams says they are planning on suing Suffolk County for her death last July.

Police say Williams was killed by her ex-boyfriend, Jason Jenkins, who then took his own life.

The family says Williams had a restraining order out against Jenkins but he violated the order at least three times a day for the two weeks leading up the murder.

The family is suing Suffolk County, Suffolk County Police Department and Suffolk County Sheriffs Department for $50 million, claiming no one did anything to prevent Williams' death.

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