B.C. man ordered to pay $7 million for brutal beating of teenager

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/beating-bat-simpson-teichreib-1.5911200

A Kamloops man has been ordered to pay nearly $7 million to cover the health-care costs and lost opportunities of a teenager he nearly beat to death with a baseball bat for trespassing into his yard. Jessie Simpson was 18 years old and weighed about 135 pounds when he wandered into Kristopher Teichreib’s yard on June 19, 2016, after celebrating his high school graduation with a group of friends. Teichrieb, who was 39 and weighed 220 pounds, had been concerned with a rash of thefts in the neighbourhood. According to a B.C. Supreme Court judgment, the bigger man punched and kicked Simpson before beating him with a bat badly enough to cause injuries an RCMP officer described as “the worst he had ever seen, including cases where the victim was beaten to death.”