Kenneth L. Curtis, who succeeded in college despite brain damage from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 1987 killing of his ex-girlfriend.

Bridgeport Superior Court Judge George N. Thim sentenced Curtis Dec. 3 to the maximum term possible on a charge of first-degree manslaughter. Curtis pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Sept. 16, one month after Thim found him capable of standing trial for the killing of Donna Kalson.

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