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Aug 18, 2014 5:18 PM by Associated Press

Md. university settles lawsuit over bat attack

BALTIMORE (AP) - A university in Maryland has agreed to a settlement with a man who was partially blinded after being attacked on campus by a student who later told authorities he killed and cannibalized another man.

Lawyers say the historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore has agreed to pay Joshua Ceasar $185,000.

The lawsuit said the school failed to protect the community from Alex Kinyua, a student who attacked Ceasar with a bat wrapped in barbed wire on campus in May 2012. Days later, Kinyua told authorities that he killed another man and ate his heart and part of his brain.

Kinyua pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible for the attack on Ceasar. He is currently committed to a psychiatric hospital.

The lawsuit said Kinyua began exhibiting violent behavior in 2011.

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