Mass Murderer Wins $451,000 Lawsuit

James Degorski, who was convicted in the killing of seven people at a Palatine Brown's Chicken, has been awarded $451,000 in a civil suit.

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Palatine, Illinois – One of the two men convicted of killing seven people at a Brown's Chicken Restaurant suburban Chicago in 1993 has been awarded $451,000 in a Civil Rights case, the Chicago Tribune reported.

James Degorski, 41, who is serving a life sentence in the massacre, was awarded the money in a lawsuit he filed against a former Cook County Jail guard accused of beating him in 2002.

Degorski and Juan Luna were convicted in the murders in separated trials in 2009 and 2007. Degorski was allegedly beaten after being arrested in 2002, the Daily Herald reported. The guard was acquitted of criminal charges.

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joe brewer March 11, 2014 at 05:42 PM
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southernbelle March 12, 2014 at 03:36 AM
Wait... What??!! So some guy KILLS 7 ppl, goes to jail and gets beat up and SUES for being assaulted??? Oh the irony of our self righteous, entitled, arrogant ways in America. Seriously. Can I have a shot at him???
Sal Anthony March 13, 2014 at 06:48 AM
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David H. March 13, 2014 at 10:29 AM
Jack Hess: You are mistaken, it was in federal court, so it was a federal judge (and Bush appointee) who made the ruling, not a "crook county" judge, as you say. It was a "crook county" judge who acquitted the officer in the criminal trial, so maybe you have a problem with that outcome? And southernbelle: He was not found guilty of murder until 5 years after the beating. Is it OK for officers to beat the people in their custody on the hope that they are later found guilty of a crime?
Snag man March 13, 2014 at 12:48 PM
Sal..... this isn't a forum for advertising your preferences.


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