PALM COAST, Fla. -- The six children of a murdered Flagler County convenience store clerk are being denied $150,000 in death benefits.
According to a criminal affidavit, Zuheily Rosado's boss failed to pay worker's compensation insurance.
Mohammed Ansari owned the Mobil Mart in Palm Coast where Rosado was shot to death several weeks ago.
According to an affidavit filed in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Ansari's worker's comp insurance lapsed on Jan. 7, a month and a half before the shooting.
If the insurance had been current, the victim's family would have received $7,500 for funeral expenses and up to $150,000 in the death benefits for the children.
“This lady was working hard, providing for her family, working for them and now that stream of income is gone with her death,” said local worker’s compensation attorney, Marc Hardesty.
He also said his coverage is now current, but it's up to the insurance company as to whether the family will get the $150,000.
The state would not comment on the case other than to say Ansari has already been fined $1,000 for not having coverage.
"But amazingly, that fine doesn't go to the families. It doesn't go to the children. It goes to the state of Florida. So there is no remedy for her in the worker's comp system if this insurance company maintains that the policy lapsed,” said Hardesty.
The investigation is ongoing.
No suspects have been named in the shooting and a weapon has yet to be recovered.
There is a $5,000 reward for information that helps investigators track the killer down. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of North East Florida at 888-277-TIPS.