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Hollister Family Demanding $1 Million

The family of Roger Hollister, the convicted murderer of a Horton woman, is seeking a million dollars claiming various people attributed to his death in prison last year.
(ATCHISON, Ks.) The family of Roger Hollister, the convicted murderer of a Horton woman, is seeking a million dollars claiming various people attributed to his death in prison last year.

Hollister was convicted in 2011 for the murder of a Horton woman, 58-year-old Patricia Kimmi. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Just two years into his sentence however, Hollister was found dead from natural causes.

His widow and daughter are now demanding one million dollars from the Kansas Department of Corrections, nurses at the El Dorado Prison where he died, and Atchison County Sherrif's deputies who they said were aggressive when transporting his widow to jail for when she was arrested for helping her husband avoid the law.

Atchison County Prosecutor Jerry Kuckelman worked the case.

"It's a case that continues to go on," Kuckelman said. "It began in November of 2009 and it continues now."

The new lawsuit claims that Hollister's daughter, Jennifer Norman, suffered loss of companionship and loss of parental guidance among other things.

"I'm not involved on the civil side. The daughter is probably in her 40's," he said. "Seems to be an unusual claim."

The demand letters said if they do not get the million dollars within 30 days, a formal lawsuit will be filed.

But according to Kansas Statute 12-105b, claimants must wait 120 days after notifying the parties, not 30.

Kuckelman said if they do file a lawsuit in Kansas, it might be thrown out.
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