LINCOLN (AP) — A man who marred his ex-girlfriend’s “Happiness is a warm gun” tattoo when he shot her has been ordered to pay $100,000 for her pain and suffering.
Thirty-three-year-old Paul Boye is serving 10 to 15 years for assault stemming from the Feb. 2, 2014, shooting of Andrea Eberspacher. She sued him, and in June he was found civilly liable and was ordered to pay nearly $20,000 for her medical bills. Another trial was set to determine whether he should pay more money for her pain, suffering, inconvenience and loss of companionship.
A jury awarded her $100,000 on Tuesday.
Her attorney has said an incision made for treatment of her abdominal wounds left a scar that bisected the tattoo.
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