Jury: Spring man fatally shot neighbor for helping his estranged wife leave abusive marriage
HOUSTON – A Spring man who fatally shot his neighbor in what police say was an act of revenge for helping his estranged wife leave an abusive marriage has been hit with a $70 million wrongful death verdict.
According to court files and police reports, the shooting occurred in the 3400 block of Mourning Drive during a verbal altercation between the two next-door neighbors in the front yards of the two homes. Although Mr. Campos had claimed self-defense, jurors heard evidence that Ms. Weed was not armed and was wearing a body brace from recent neck surgery and had limited mobility.
The jury’s May 25 award for damages included $20 million each between Ms. Weed’s surviving husband, son and mother and $10 million for her estate. The case is Scottie Weed et al. v Hector Arturo Campos, Cause No. 2017-19225 in the 269th District Court of Harris County. Mr. Campos, who is free on bail, faces a murder trial later this summer.
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