Because this is a civil trial, Adam Shacknai can't be sentenced to prison.
Greer said the Zahau family isn't interested in money. Rather, they want a guilty verdict to force the sheriff's department to reopen the investigation.
"Until the sheriff does something, the family is not going to let their sister, their daughter, die in vain," Greer said. "At least here we can get a civil judgment that shows a jury found (Adam) was the murderer. We can hold him accountable socially, and we just hope the sheriff can take the next step."