DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County Commissioners voted to pay a convicted murderer $75,000.
Demetre Mason, 24, was convicted of killing two women in 2014.
But he claimed while he was awaiting trial, he was beaten by a jailer who broke his jaw.
Mason filed a lawsuit against the county.
The jail workers deny the allegations, but this week, county attorneys recommended making the payment rather than going to trial and risking a larger award.