- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago man who has been behind bars for 12 years in the death of an 84-year-old man has been ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bond as he awaits a new trial.

Albert Domagala was sentenced to 40 years in prison in 2005 for the murder of Stanley Kugler. Domagala, who was Kugler’s live-in caregiver in October 2003, was allegedly seen attacking the man before paramedics were called. Kugler later died after being treated for difficulty swallowing.

Domagala argued that during his trial, his lawyer, Steve Greenberg, failed to effectively argue it was gross negligence by the treating medical staff that caused Kugler’s death.

Cook County Circuit Judge Kevin Sheehan agreed, ordering a new trial for the 42-year-old Domagala. Greenberg declined comment Thursday.

Domagala’s new attorney, Daniel Coyne, says the family is trying to determine if they can post bond.

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