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November 22, 2013

Fort Scott man sentenced to life in arson that killed wife, injured son

A 26-year-old man on Friday was sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree felony murder of his wife, aggravated arson and aggravated child endangerment in connection with the 2011 burning of the family’s Fort Scott home.

A 26-year-old man on Friday was sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree felony murder of his wife, aggravated arson and aggravated child endangerment in connection with the 2011 burning of the family’s Fort Scott home.

Brent Bollinger, of Fort Scott, will not be eligible for parole for 25 years and eight months, according to a news release from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. He was convicted in September of the three crimes stemming from the arson that led to his wife’s death and injury to his son.

The life sentence was imposed Friday by Judge Mark A. Ward, of Bourbon County District Court, Schmidt said in the release.

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