LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A doctor convicted in a bombing that nearly killed the Arkansas Medical Board's chief has argued he shouldn't have to pay the injured physician more than $1 million for lost income.
A federal judge in Little Rock did not rule Wednesday on whether Randeep Mann should pay up to $1.7 million in restitution to Trent Pierce, who was blinded in one eye after the 2009 bombing of his home. Mann was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Mann's attorneys and federal prosecutors agreed on about $475,000 in restitution for Pierce's past medical expenses and property damage.
Prosecutors argued Mann should pay an additional $1.03 million for Pierce's income. Mann's attorneys called for an amount closer to $300,000.
U.S. District Judge Brian Miller says he'll decide by Friday.
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