Convicted of beating teen nearly to death, judge orders sale of B.C. man’s home with proceeds to victim’s mom
A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled that a Kamloops man convicted of beating a teenager nearly to death seven years ago deliberately sold his home to his parents for a dollar shortly after the attack in an effort to hide his assets from a potential lawsuit.
As a result, Justice Joel Groves has ordered the sale of the house in Brocklehurst be done by the mother of the victim, Sue Simpson, who will receive the proceeds. The home’s latest assessed value according to BC Assessment is $973,000.
Kristopher Teichrieb beat Jessie Simpson with a bat in June 2016, leaving the then-18-year-old in a coma and with serious, lifelong brain damage. For the past six years, Jessie Simpson has been confined to a wheelchair, will likely never walk again and will require 24-hour care for the rest of his life.
In 2021, a civil suit awarded Jessie Simpson nearly $7 million from Teichrieb after he was found civilly responsible for damages.
Lawyers representing the Simpson family accused Teichrieb of hiding assets after the attack in anticipation of that lawsuit. Teichrieb sold his $587,000 Clifford Avenue house to his parents for $1 seven months after the assault while he was in pre-trial custody. In 2016, prior to the assault, Teichrieb, who owned two-thirds of the Clifford Avenue home, paid his parents $100,000 for the one-third of the property they owned to become the sole owner before selling it back to them after the assault.
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