BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A lawsuit moves forward filed by a man attacked in a dorm by the Morgan State student who later killed and cannibalized a second victim.
Pat Warren reports on Monday’s court hearing.
Joshua Ceasar is suing Morgan State university for negligence. A motion to dismiss that suit was denied Monday.
Ceasar was hospitalized after he was beaten by Morgan State student Alex Kinyua with a baseball bat, just days before Kinyua killed and dismembered a man staying with his family– and then reportedly ate his heart and part of his brain.
Ceasar tells WJZ he believes he was saved from a similar fate.
“That could have been me but it wasn’t me and I’m very happy and thankful to God I’m still here,” he said.
Ceasar is now suing Morgan State for negligence.
“We are suing the university for its negligence on failing to exercise ordinary care and extract Kinyua from the campus. We’re not suing Kinyua, so we’ve taken it a step further,” said Steve Silverman.
The university filed a motion to dismiss the suit, arguing that Kinyua had no prior history of assault but the judge ruled there were enough danger signs to warrant action and the motion to dismiss was denied.
Ceasar was not in court Monday but in an earlier interview, he told WJZ he is permanently injured.
“I’m blind in my left eye right now and the doctors aren’t optimistic that I’m going to get my vision back,” he said.
As of today, he has not.
The attorney general’s office is handling the case for Morgan and does not comment on pending litigation.
Kinyua pleaded guilty to beating Ceasar but was found not criminally responsible. He has been committed indefinitely to a psychiatric hospital.