The legal team for Jason Carter has filed another lawsuit in the case regarding the unsolved murder of his mother Shirley Carter, this time focusing the state of Iowa as well as Mark Ludwick, a DCI special agent and lead investigator in the case. In the most recent lawsuit filed on Thursday in Polk County, Carter alleges the murder of his mother was not property investigated by local authorities in June of 2015.The lawsuit claims witness statements and confessions were not properly recorded or disclosed before Carter’s criminal trial.
Shirley Carter was shot and killed inside her home near Lacona in June 2015.
In 2017, Jason Carter was found civilly responsible for his mother’s murder and ordered to pay $10 million to his family. Carter was charged in 2017 with the murder of his mother following the civil trial, but was acquitted in March 2019.
Jason Carter has also filed a civil lawsuit against his father, DCI Investigator Mark Ludwick and Marion County Deputy Reed Kious for their roles in investigation into Shirley’s murder.
In this newest lawsuit, Carter is seeking unspecified punitive and compensatory damages.