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Defense: Jury should have known details

Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) – An attorney says jurors in a civil rights case who awarded nearly $500,000 to a man serving life in prison for killing seven people should have been told details of the Chicago-area slayings.

James Degorski had claimed in his lawsuit that a Cook County jail guard beat him in 2002 after his arrest in the 1993 murders at a Brown’s Chicken and Pasta restaurant.

During a 3-day trial that ended Friday, a U.S. judge in Chicago barred lawyers from mentioning details of the killings.

The restaurant’s owners and five employees were shot and stabbed. Their bodies were stacked in a walk-in cooler and freezer.

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