Parents of Murdered Temple University Student Jenna Burleigh Sue Bar, Killer

Joshua Hupperterz killed Temple student Jenna Burleigh after they met at a Philadelphia bar in August 2017

What to Know

  • The parents of Jenna Burleigh are suing the Temple University student's killer and the bar where the two met.
  • Joshua Hupperterz is serving a sentence of life in prison for killing Burleigh in August 2017.
  • The lawsuit seeks more than $50,000.

The parents of a Temple University student who was beaten, stabbed and strangled by a former student two years ago are suing the bar where the two met, and the killer himself.

Attorney Robert Mongeluzzi announced the lawsuit Wednesday.

The parents of Jenna Burleigh filed the lawsuit against Pub Webb and Joshua Hupperterz. The 31-year-old is serving life in prison after being found guilty of murder earlier this year.

The lawsuit contends that employees at Pub Webb unlawfully served alcohol to the two although they were both visibly intoxicated.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Pub Webb's lawyers have asked in court documents for the suit to be dismissed.

Pub Webb attorney Joseph Silverstein gave a brief statement to NBC10: "Out of respect for the Burleigh family my client has not publicly commented on this matter and has no comment at this time on the pending litigation."

The lawsuit seeks more than $50,000.

Prosecutors said Hupperterz killed Burleigh in his apartment in August 2017, put her in a storage container and took the remains to his grandmother's home in the Poconos.

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