A federal jury awarded this murderer about half a million bucks because a Cook County jail guard smashed his face.
The guy is in prison, for a long time.
About half of the money is owed by the guard himself. I question whether he actually has the ability to pay any of it. The rest is owed by Cook County.
So whatever money actually gets paid, after the appeals process is through, does the murderer get the money?
Not necessarily. The Illinois Department of Corrections wants some of the money. For providing this guy with expensive-but-miserable room and board. And it's likely that the families of the 7 victims will get some of the money.
Smashing a murderer's face
made for a messy case.