Austin Amelio Recalls “Worst Day Of My Life” As ‘The Walking Dead’ Stuntman’s Wrongful Death Trial Wraps Week 1

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Austin Amelio Recalls “Worst Day Of My Life” As ‘The Walking Dead’ Stuntman’s Wrongful Death Trial Wraps Week 1
Former The Walking Dead co-star Austin Amelio was on the small balcony filming a Twd Season 8 scene with stuntman John Bernecker in 2017 when Bernecker fell over, missing the protective pads underneath by two feet and landing on the concrete head-first. He died two days later from the severe head injuries.

“I saw the whole thing, I was in complete and utter shock,” Amelio told the jury Friday in emotional testimony at the wrongful death trial of The Walking Dead stuntman. “It was the worst day of my life.”

During the opening week of the trial in Gwinnett County, Ga, attorneys for the plaintiff, Bernecker’s mom Susan, tried to convince the jury Bernecker’s death was preventable and the result of negligence on the part of the production. AMC’s legal team argued Bernecker’s death stemmed from human error on the stuntman’s part, saying he grasped the rail
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