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Convict Wins $2M From Guard Beating

February 7, 1999

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A rapist and murderer who won a $2 million judgment after claiming prison guards beat him will never get a penny, the state attorney general said.

Kevin King, who was convicted in the 1992 rape and murder of 15-year-old Patricia Urbanski, claimed two guards beat him in retaliation for attacking another guard in a failed escape attempt in 1996.

On Thursday he was awarded $75,000 in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages by a federal jury.

But Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Friday that King will won’t get any money.

Blumenthal said if a new trial or reduction in King’s large award isn’t granted, the state would insist the inmate reimburse Connecticut the cost of his incarceration.

He said the state is also poised to demand that King rebate workers’ compensation costs stemming from his 1996 attack on the guard.

Jacob Wieselman, an attorney who represents Stanislaw and Grazyna Urbanski, said the family will seek permission from the Legislature to sue King for the $2 million.

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