Sox fan awarded $4.3 million for stabbing

Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 10:23 a.m. CDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Boston Red Sox fan who was harassed and stabbed through the neck by a New York Yankees fan at a restaurant in 2010 has been awarded $4.3 million by a jury.

The jury in New Haven reached the verdict in favor of Monte Freire and against the restaurant, U.S.S. Chowder Pot III, in Branford, attorneys for both sides said. Bartenders ignored warnings that the Yankees fan was harassing fellow patrons and trying to start a fight and continued to serve him.

Freire, 45, suffered life-altering injuries, including a brain injury, a stroke, impaired speech and vision and severe scarring, Pothin said. The Yankees fan, John Mayor, was convicted of assault and is serving a 10-year prison sentence.

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