New developments concerning a lawsuit filed by the family of autistic man who police say died as a result of injuries in Mobile last month.
An arrest has been made in the case, but the victim's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
The case involves a man who police say died last month as a result of blunt force trauma while living at a group home on Colonial Circle in Mobile.
The victim is Matthew Cox, a 21 year old man who lived at the home because of autism.
Trent Yates is charged with murder and first degree assault in the case.
The police report says investigators believe Yates stomped on Cox's abdominal area, an injury that caused his death.
Wednesday, Cox's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against three companies it says were responsible for Cox's care.
Thursday, one of those companies issued a statement.
The Chief Executive Officer of AltaPointe Health, Tuerk Schlesinger, said, "We deny any suggestion that AltaPointe had any involvement in the events leading up to this tragic incident. We do not own or operate this facility. We do not supervise or manage personnel involved with this housing unit. AltaPointe in no way should be charged with the events described in the lawsuit."
Earlier this month, FOX10 News talked to Matthew Cox's mother, Heather.
She said, "We as their families put them there for help, to help them get independence, to help them grow, and the whole thing all failed."
FOX10 News has reached out to the other two companies named in the lawsuit.
"New Way Out Corporation" said it does not have a statement.
We've not heard back from French Residential Facilities.
Yates remains in jail on a $200,000 bond.