Kansas man sentenced to life for wife's death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) -- A 26-year-old southeast Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife, injuring his son and burning the family's home down near Fort Scott.

Brent Bollinger of Fort Scott was convicted in September of first-degree murder, aggravated arson and aggravated child endangerment.

His wife, Brenna Nicole Bollinger, was found dead after a fire at the couple's home on Oct. 13, 2011. Their 2-year-old son, Bryson Bollinger, was hospitalized for treatment of burns for about a month after the fire. Bollinger also suffered serious burns in the fire.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says Bollinger will not be eligible for parole for 25 years and eight months.

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