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Prairie Village Women Shares Survival Story After Being Stabbed, article and video from KSHB 41 Action News
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. – It was September 8, 2010 when Marti Hill was supposed to be at work for a meeting, but she never showed up.
Hill’s co-workers insisted that police check on her. When officers got inside the Prairie Village home, they found the front door unlocked and no other signs of forced entry. Detectives found the then 44-year-old woman with at least seven stab wounds on the floor of her basement. Watch the video below and for the rest of the story visit the KSHB41 website.
The Prairie Village police had never given a “Spirit of Fortitude” award before.
They’d also never encountered a woman quite like Marti Hill.
Before a packed chamber at City Hall Monday, Chief Wes Jordan presented Hill with a plaque and read a commendation recognizing the incredible perseverance Hill demonstrated in surviving the brutal attack that nearly killed her in September 2010.
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Marti’s Attacker Receives a 28 Year Sentence for Attempted Murder, video from KSHB 41 Action News
Brian Pennington, a former handyman from Johnson County, was sentenced to 28 years in prison Monday morning in connection with the attempted murder of Marti Hill in Prairie Village.