$500K reward 'excessive' for Brown's Chicken murderer, victims' family said

March 10, 2014 (CHICAGO)

Degorski and Juan Luna are serving life sentences in the murder of seven people at the Brown's Chicken restaurant in Palatine.

On Friday, a jury rewarded convicted murderer James Degorski $500,000 in a civil case. Degorski filed a federal lawsuit saying a Cook County Jail guard beat him in 2002.

"We were just really, I guess, disheartened to hear about the excessive award and settlement," Dana Sampson said. She found out about the award after a newspaper contacted her.

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