Convicted killer’s family files lawsuit against KDOC, other agencies
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It has been nearly two years since convicted killer Roger Hollister died in prison — a death his wife and inmates say occurred because of negligent conduct by several agencies.
Topeka attorney Richard Benson on Monday afternoon filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of Rebecca Hollister, the wife of Roger Hollister, against the Kansas Department of Corrections, Correct Care Solutions, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Nemaha County Attorney’s Office and the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office.
Correct Care Solutions, based in Nashville, Tenn., had a contract with KDOC to handle correctional health care at the El Dorado Correctional Facility, where Hollister was incarcerated.
Roger Hollister, 61, was serving a life sentence for the murder of Patricia Kimmi, 58. Hollister died shortly after noon March 20, 2013, in El Dorado.
Benson filed the lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court shortly before 4 p.m.
“Through this filing, Mrs. Hollister and the late Mr. Hollister turn to the civil justice system to invoke the courts’ protection against arbitrary government action,” Benson said Monday. “That protection is for everyone. The work of the courts in the civil justice system does not make the courts and judiciary a public service. It does, however, serve the public and the rule of law in a way that transcends private interests.”
Several lawsuits have stemmed from the death of Patricia Kimmi.