Widow of slain Centennial doctor files lawsuit against shooter

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — The man who pleaded guilty to killing Centennial doctor Kenneth Atkinson outside his home is being sued by the widow of Atkinson.

The lawsuit against Kevin Lyons was filed by Atkinson’s widow on Tuesday.

In 2016, Lyons shot and killed Atkinson while he helped a woman who had been shot during a domestic dispute.

He was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 352 years.

According to the lawsuit, Atkinson’s widow, Jeanne Atkinson, is suing for wrongful death, extreme and outrageous conduct and felonious killing.

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