Former home of British Columbia man guilty of aggravated assault to be sold with proceeds benefiting victim’s family
A BC Supreme Court Justice in Kamloops has ordered the sale of a home once owned by the man responsible for beating a young man and leaving him permanently brain-damaged, with all proceeds going to the victim’s family.
On Thursday, Judge Joel Groves ordered the home in the Brocklehurst neighborhood of Kamloops, previously owned by Kristopher Teichrieb, to be sold by Jessie Simpson’s parents, who are seeking monetary compensation after Teichrieb’s attack.
On June 19, 2016, Teichrieb, then 39, hit 18-year-old Simpson with a baseball bat after entering Teichrieb’s home yard, causing injuries that nearly killed Simpson, according to the October 2021 Supreme Court ruling.
In 2021, the court ordered Teichrieb to pay Simpson a total of nearly $7 million, including $3 million for Simpson’s full-time foster care for the rest of his life, nearly $1.4 million to cover the loss of his future earnings , nearly $1.5 million to cover BC Department of Health expenses for Simpson’s care and more than $432,000 for the province’s Crime Victim Assistance Program.
But Simpson’s family has not received any compensation since. In Thursday’s decision, the judge said that knowing that a civil suit was likely to be filed against him, Teichrieb fraudulently sold his 2017 Clifford Avenue home to his parents for a dollar to avoid that Proceeds go to creditors.
Justice said Teichrieb bought the home with his parents in 2010, with two-thirds of the ownership going to him and the rest to his mother, Cheryl. She fully transferred the title to him in 2016 before he transferred the title back to her.
BC Assessment estimates the home’s value at $973,000, but the judge said equity is not yet known because the home is heavily mortgaged and in need of extensive renovations.
The judiciary also ordered Cheryl Teichrieb to move out of the house by April 30.
Teichrieb sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for aggravated assault
Teichreib was initially charged with attempted murder but pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. According to evidence from his conviction, Teichrieb was upset by the escalation of property crime and violence in his neighborhood in the weeks and months leading up to the attack.
He was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2018 and was released from prison in early 2021.
Simpson, now 25, was cared for around the clock by his mother, Susanna Simpson, who was constantly by his side.
She took leave from her job as elder coordinator for the Skeetchestn Indian Band to care for him, but was fired when she couldn’t commit to a firm return date. The court-ordered compensation includes $75,000 to cover the income she forfeited.
In attempting to calculate Simpson’s future loss of earnings, the judge speculated that Simpson would most likely have become a roofer as a profession. The amount has been adjusted to reflect a life expectancy that doctors say has likely been reduced to 61.7 years.