UPDATE: Psychiatric facility sued for negligence in murder-suicide case says they did not have patient by mother’s name in 2019

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A lawsuit has been filed against a psychiatric treatment center following the death of a mother and son last fall. 47-year-old Renai Palmer and her 6-year-old son, Gavin, were found dead in a fire last October, and their deaths were ruled a murder-suicide.

Sean James Murray, the father of Gavin, is suing Spring Mountain Treatment Center, saying the facility was negligent in releasing Renai a week before the incident. The lawsuit alleged that Renai was known to be dangerous and violent, and the center failed to protect the boy from harm.

8 News Now reached out to Spring Mountain Treatment Center for comment. On Thursday, they told us they never had a patient by Renai’s name:

“This is a tragic story and our hearts go out to all involved.  However, Spring Mountain Treatment Center did not admit an individual in 2019 under this name,” a spokesperson wrote.

We reached out to The Law Office of Eglet Adams, which is handling this case, about the recent information that came to light. Parter Robert Adams said:

“We based the allegations in the complaint on the information available to us. We will continue to investigate and if need be, correct the allegations.”

You can read the full complain filed in district court below:

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