Air Force will Pay Idaho Parent’s Legal Fees in Suicide Case of Daughter
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The parents of an Idaho airman who the military says killed herself shortly after she was deployed to the Pacific will get $6,500 to cover attorney fees after they sued the U.S. Air Force for not complying with federal public records laws.
The settlement was made public Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Idaho. According to the agreement, it fully satisfies the legal costs of Orofino residents Christopher Anderson and Adelia Sue Anderson, parents of Kelsey Sue Anderson. Kelsey Anderson died June 9, 2011, at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam.
Her parents filed a lawsuit in federal court earlier this year to force the U.S. Air Force to turn over its investigation records in her death, saying the government missed legal deadlines. The Air Force later released its investigation.