Jury awards $6 million in Rossum civil case
Monday, March 20, 2006
Rossum was a toxicologist for San Diego County at the time of her husband's
Jurors also awarded $100 million in punitive damages against Kristin Rossum to ensure that the convicted killer couldn't profit from her life story.
Caitlin Rother, is a San Diego Union-Tribune reporter and the author of a book
about Rossum's criminal trial.
Rother: What's interesting about a civil case is you assign a percentage of blame. So Kristin was assigned 75-percent of the blame and the county was assigned 25 percent of the blame which means since Kristin doesn't have any assets or money at this point-she's in prison for the rest of her life-that the county would be on the hook for $1.5 million dollars.
Rother spoke on the KPBS radio program These Days. County officials say they will appeal the jury's verdict.
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