It was the summer of 2013
when Idaho was on edge as residents got word that James DiMaggio had escaped with a 16-year-old kidnap victim to the Gem State's backcountry, after he had murdered the girl's mother and 8-year-old brother in their southern California home.
Investigators later revealed that DiMaggio tortured the mother and brother before killing them and kidnapping Hannah Anderson, triggering a nearly weeklong manhunt that ended in Idaho's Valley County.
DiMaggio was killed by multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest Aug. 10, 2013, after an FBI tactical team tracked him to north-central Idaho. The U.S. attorney's office and the Civil Rights Division later said a federal investigation into the shooting was unwarranted and the Valley County prosecutor concluded FBI Hostage Rescue Team agents had "used reasonable force in defending themselves."
Almost two years later, KNSD-TV in San Diego reports
that DiMaggio's sister has filed a $20 million tort claim against the FBI, insisting that by killing her brother, federal agents denied him a chance for a fair trial.
Lora DiMaggio Robinson alleged that there was no "viable justification" for her brother's death and FBI agents used excessive and unjustified force. Robinson claims that when her brother fired his weapon during the incident that claimed his life, he was firing a shot to call for help.
"There are just to many questions out there," said attorney C. Keith Greer, representing Robinson. "Robinson knows that her brother was a very kind man, certainly not one to shoot at an FBI agent."