October 10, 2005

Judge says feuding neighbor has lost perspective

HAMPTON (NH)
Foster's Daily Democrat

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) A judge has dismissed a stalking complaint filed by real estate agent Kathy Hutchins against former Senate President Beverly Hollingworth's husband, William Gilligan.

Special Justice Thomas Rappa issued a nine-page decision Friday concluding that Mrs. Hutchins "has engaged in a course of conduct that is both provocative and harassing."

"The fact that (Gilligan) responded to this conduct with comments demonstrating his disdain for such actions does not constitute stalking as defined by the statute." ...

Hollingworth, 69, is a former New Hampshire Senate president who ran for governor three years ago. Hutchins, 47, won millions from the Roman Catholic Church on behalf of alleged victims of sexual abuse.

Posted by kshaw at October 10, 2005 10:10 AM