KBest Media has received a request from Shannon Thomason to retract our statements on April 3-4, 2019 on air and on our Facebook page stating “Mayoral Candidate Found Guilty of Willful and Malicious Injury” and that “a jury unanimously found Shannon Thomason guilty of ‘harm to Plains Seafood, Inc. ‘ and ‘the harm to John R. McVey resulted from malice.’”
We stand by our report as substantially true in the way it was announced and published on April 3-4; however, we understand that some listeners and readers may have misinterpreted one of our word choices. Some people may have implied that the word “guilty” involved a criminal case against Mr. Thomason, which was neither our intent nor what happened.
According to the September 11, 2018 opinion of the Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Texas, Abilene Division, Mr. Thomason was not allowed to discharge the debt he owed to Plains Seafood, Inc. and John R. McVey through the bankruptcy because, in a 2014 civil jury trial conducted in the 237th District Court of Lubbock County Texas, the jury unanimously found Thomason 100% responsible for injuries to Plains Seafood and McVey and the same jury found that the ‘harm to Plains Seafood, Inc.’ and ‘the harm to John R. McVey resulted from malice.’”
We apologize for any confusion of our use of the word “guilty” may have had that implied anything other than a civil jury verdict of “100% responsible” for injuries to Plains Seafood and McVey resulting from Mr. Thomason’s malice.
The legal document in its entirety is a public record, and can be found by clicking here: