The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 17, 2013

Union County judge hands down $4 million verdict in hunting accident

By Evamarie Socha
The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — A former assistant football coach in Mifflinburg who was blinded by an errant gunshot while turkey hunting in May 2010 and his wife were awarded more than $4 million for injuries, lost earnings and pain and suffering Thursday by a Union County judge.

Michael and Terry Hobbins of New Berlin filed suit in October 2010 against Leroy Miller of Mifflinburg, who is currently in SCI Greene in Waynesburg where he serves a sentence for previous, unrelated charges.

Both Hobbins testified, tearfully, before Judge Michael Hudock, in a non-jury trial, recounting the active life Michael Hobbins had before the 2010 accident and the adjustments and losses they’ve experienced since.