WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A man serving life in prison without parole in the fatal beating of his girlfriend has been ordered to pay $1.1 million in damages to the victim's family.
The estate of Gail Masset and Masset's daughter, Valerie LeMay, sued Michael O'Haver, who was sentenced in July 2007 on the charge of first-degree intentional homicide. The award was ordered after a three-hour trial Tuesday.
Gail Masset's body was found in January 2006 along a road a few miles from the Mukwonago home where she and O'Haver lived. She went missing in November 2005.
Lawyer Paul Bucher, who represented the estate in the damage suit, said there was little chance of recovering much money, but the award was part of holding the 42-year-old O'Haver accountable for the loss suffered by the Masset family.