Md. judge won't dismiss college beating lawsuit

Posted: 07/22/13 at 2:10 pm EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Maryland judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against a college accused of ignoring warning signs that a student was a threat before he attacked a campus visitor with a baseball bat.

The Morgan State University student, Alexander Kinyua, later told authorities he killed a man staying with his family and ate the man's heart and part of his brain.

A lawyer for the school asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit Monday at a hearing in Baltimore, saying the 2012 beating wasn't reasonably foreseeable given the student's past behavior. But the judge agreed with lawyers for the injured visitor, Joshua Ceasar, and said the school should have known something was "askew."

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