PAY UP, PHRED
The jury first awarded $2.9 million in compensatory damages. It returned later in the afternoon with its decision to award $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and $2 million for causing emotional distress.
The church and three of its leaders -- the Rev. Fred Phelps and his two daughters, Shirley Phelps-Roper and Rebecca Phelps-Davis, 46 -- were found liable for invasion of privacy and intent to inflict emotional distress.
Time to pay up, Phred. Pay up for a small portion of the heartache you've caused hundreds, maybe thousands, of people mourning the loss of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines.