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Family of severely beaten Kamloops teen claims attacker hid assets in new lawsuit

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October 12, 2020 - 12:30 PM

The family of a Kamloops teen who was beaten into a coma claims his attacker hid his assets in the months before he went to trial.

Kristopher Teichrieb pleaded guilty Oct. 23 2018 to the June 19, 2016 assault of Jesse Simpson — it was a lesser charge than attempted murder, which he was originally charged with.

Simpson was out with friends celebrating graduation when he wandered onto Teichrieb’s Clifford Avenue property. Teichrieb was said to have been concerned about break ins at the time, so when he saw Simpson and his friends on his property he chased them down.

Teichrieb, twice Simpson’s age, beat the 18-year-old with a baseball bat and put him in a coma.

READ MORE: Jesse Simpson case since the beginning

Simpson still suffers from what was described in the civil suit as “catastrophic brain injury” from the attack and requires 24/7 care.

In a civil suit filed Oct. 8, Jesse and Susana Simpson claim  that on Jan. 17, 2017, Kristopher Teichrieb and Mandy Windis transferred their $587,000 Clifford Avenue house to Kristopher’s parents, Korneilius Teichrieb and Cheryle Teichrieb, for $1. The transfer was registered Aug. 25, 2017.

On Feb 20, 2018, a civil action was commenced in the Supreme Court of B.C. by Susana Simpson, looking for damages for personal injury and loss that her son sustained as a result of the assault, which Kristopher pleaded guilty to Oct. 23, 2018.

“The transfer of Clifford Avenue by Kristopher Teichrieb and Mandy Windis was made with the intent of delaying, hindering or defeating the recovery of damages that Simpson will be awarded in the civil action together with other claims or damages that Simpson is to receive in compensation for the injuries inflicted on him by Kristopher Teichrieb,” the claim reads.

“The Teichriebs participated in the transfer of Clifford Avenue for the express purpose of defeating any future claims brought by Simpson. The Teichriebs knew that receiving Clifford Avenue for no consideration reduced Kristopher Teichrieb’s assets such that he would be rendered insolvent, to the prejudice of Simpson.”

Simpson is asking the court to declare the transfer of the Clifford Avenue property fraudulent, void and of no effect against them.

They also ask for a certificate of pending litigation against those lands, and costs.

Teichrieb, his parents and Windis have three weeks to respond to the claim once they have been served. None of the allegations in the claim have been proven in court.

Friends of Simpson’s family say the young man’s health has fluctuated since the incident. According to Susanna’s victim impact statement at the time of Teichrieb’s trial, her son has been in and out of long-term care facilities and needs 24/7 care.

"He is 100 per cent dependent on caregivers, he has lost vision in one eye and has to be mechanically lifted from bed," she said.

He has yet to return home, but his family said in the lead up to a recent fundraiser their aim is to upgrade their home so he can.

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