IN THE COURT OF CLAIMS OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
IN THE MATTER OF:
Shelley Moran Kriger
O R D E R
No one appeared for the claimant.
Joy M. Bolling, Assistant Attorney General, for the State of West Virginia.
An application of claimant, Shelley Moran Kriger, for an award under the West
Virginia Crime Victims Compensation Act, was filed January 23, 1995. The report of the
Claim Investigator, filed August 17, 1995, recommended that no award be made. An Order
was issued on October 27, 1995, adopting the Investigator's recommendation and denying
the claim, to which claimant's request for hearing was filed November 15, 1995. This
matter came on for hearing September 13, 2002, no one appearing for the claimant, and
the State of West Virginia by counsel, Joy M. Bolling, Assistant Attorney General.
The claimant's 32-year-old husband, John T. Moran, was stabbed to death in Oak
Hill, Fayette County. He was an innocent victim of crime, but no award was granted by this
Court in its initial decision because there was no showing of economic loss.
At the hearing of this matter, counsel for the State represented to the Court that an agreement had been reached with the claimant to pay certain "replacement services loss"
defined by W.Va. Code §14-2A-3(h) as "expenses reasonably incurred or to be incurred
in obtaining ordinary and necessary services" in lieu of those the victim would have
Claimant documented the following replacement services: $340.00 for tax work,
$120.00 for snow removal, $325.00 for grass cutting, and $340.00 for labor performed on
the deck of the claimant's home, for a total of $1,125.00.
Based on the foregoing, the Court hereby grants an award to the claimant in the
sum of $1,125.00 as set out below.
Shelley J. Kriger
103 Downing Dr.
Moon Township PA 15108