A winery worker who killed seven people in 1989 has been ordered to pay $400,000 to compensate a couple for wounds suffered in the rampage. The couple's lawyer said they probably won't be paid.
The lawyer, Chris Andrian, said Thursday that the lawsuit was filed as a precaution in case convicted murderer Ramon Salcido receives money for movie or book rights to his story.A Sonoma County Superior Court judge, in a ruling Wednesday, awarded the judgment to Ken Butti and his wife, Terri.
Butti was one of Salcido's supervisors at the Grand Cru Vineyards. Salcido shot him in the arm during an April 1989 shooting and stabbing rampage that left seven people dead, including members of Salcido's family and another winery supervisor.