Morgan State University settles suit over attack by former student who later killed, ate a man

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BALTIMORE — Morgan State University has agreed to a settlement with a Baltimore 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 university in Baltimore has agreed to pay Joshua Ceasar $185,000.

The lawsuit alleges that 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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