Judge renders $19.7M Verdict to Boy Who Shot Himself

A California judge awarded a verdict of $19.7M to Grady Stepp who was two years old and suffered a severe brain injury after he accidentally shot himself between the eyes at his great-grandparents home in Shingletown, California on February 13, 2011. The verdict is the largest verdict to an individual in Shasta County history.

Shasta County Superior Court Judge Stephen Baker found Johnnie and Sue Stepp responsible for their great grandson Grady’s permanent brain injuries.