THE family of tragic cyclist Tony Parsons has filed a lawsuit for damages against the fiend that punched and killed him.
The relatives of the former Royal Navy officer are suing the evil Alexander McKellar (31) and his insurers.
This week the guy admitted to involuntary manslaughter after drunkenly hitting 63-year-old Tony in his pickup truck.
He ruthlessly abandoned his stricken victim before teaming up with his twin brother Robert to bury his body “like an animal” in a remote peat bog in September 2017.
Relatives of the father of two from Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire then endured a nightmarish wait for more than three years before his remains were found near Bridge of Orchy, Argyll in January 2021.
However, we can reveal that they filed a complaint with the Court of Session in Edinburgh earlier this month.
A source said: “Typically, there are few, if any, opportunities for a victim’s family to sue the killer.
“But in this case it was a vehicle, which opened up the prospect of a civil claim for damages since an insurance policy is in place.”
Under Scottish law, close family members of a person who has died through negligence can claim damages for their distress, fear, grief and bereavement – known as ‘loss of society’.
Tony was killed on the A82 near Tyndrum, Argyll on 29 September 2017.
Both McKellars were due to face murder charges in Glasgow High Court.
But Alexander pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter.
He and Robert admitted trying to thwart justice.
Both have been remanded in custody and will be sentenced next month.
The law firm Digby Brown said it could not comment on the civil lawsuit.
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