The children of a slain Horton, Kansas, woman have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their father, and against a man who has been sentenced to life in prison for the death of Patricia Kimmi.
According to the lawsuit, Roger Hollister, his wife Rebecca Hollister, and Eugene Kimmi conspired to cause the death of Patricia Kimmi. Roger Hollister was sentenced in Patricia’s death this April.
The suit is seven pages long, and was filed in the civil division of the District Court of Atchison County. It lists four counts against the defendants: intentional infliction of emotional distress; negligent infliction of emotional distress; wrongful death; and civil conspiracy.
According to the civil conspiracy count, “defendants acted together and in concert to inflict physical injuries, severe mental anguish, pain and suffering, and extreme emotional distress on Patricia M. Kimmi, and ultimately, to cause her wrongful death” and “the defendants had a meeting of the minds in the course of such conspiracy with the intent of accomplishing the wrongful and illegal acts of the conspiracy.”
Eugene M. Kimmi II is listed in the charges as the representative of Patricia Kimmi’s estate, as well as in his own person as defendant.
The suit is seeking a judgment against the defendants in excess of $75,000.
According to Atchison County Attorney Jerry Kuckelman, Roger Hollister intentionally and with premeditation killed Patricia Kimmi pursuant to an agreement or was a party to the agreement to have her killed.
Hollister was given a six-day capital murder trial, during which multiple witnesses and attorneys for both sides of the case argued that Eugene Kimmi played a contributory role in the death of his wife. However, Kimmi has not been charged in connection with his wife’s death at this time.
Hollister was also sentenced to 70 months for aggravated battery and aggravated intimidation of a witness.