(TargetLiberty.org) – The Kentucky man who attacked Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) in 2017 isn’t having a good year. Doctor Rene Boucher, Paul’s neighbor at the time of the assault, admits to losing his temper, running into Paul’s yard and assaulting him because he didn’t like where the senator stacked garden waste. He suffered five broken ribs in the attack, and since then has had to cope with bouts of pneumonia and having part of one lung removed.
Boucher was originally sentenced to 30 days in jail, but the “well below guidelines” punishment was vacated last September and upgraded to eight months plus six months home confinement. Now, Boucher has also failed in a bid to have the court-ordered damages reduced.
Se. Rand Paul sued Boucher, and a jury awarded the lawmaker $200,000 for pain and suffering and $375,000 in punitive damages. https://t.co/H7nS7v3bzg
— WHAS11 News (@WHAS11) October 30, 2020
Following the assault, a jury awarded Paul $200,000 for pain and suffering and another $375,000 in punitive damages. Boucher argued that the damages were excessive, but in March, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that it was up to the judge who heard the case to make that decision, not the defendant.
Boucher tried to appeal the ruling to the Kentucky Supreme Court, but on October 29 the court refused to hear his case – meaning he’ll literally have to pay for his crimes.
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