Former nurse says Hill treated McKittrick 1977
Jury to get Hill case HOUSTON (AP) - Attorneys for both sides and the judge were to confer today on what specific questions the seven- man, five-woman jury hearing the $7.6 million wrongful death suit against oilman Ash Robinson Robinson must answer during their deliberations. State District Judge Arthur Lesher scheduled final arguments arguments for Friday morning. The defense rested its case Wednesday after Robinson. 79. completed his testimony. The legal action was filed by the survivors of Dr. John Hill, a plastic surgeon who was shot to death at his fashionable River River Oaks home in 1972. Robert Hill, 17. Connie Hill. 37. and Myra Hill. 75. the son. widow and mother of the slain doctor allege in the legal action that Robinson arranged Hill's death to avenge the death of Robinson's daughter. Joan Robinson Robinson Hill. She was Hill's first wife and Robert's mother. When he was shot to death by a masked gunman. Hill was awaiting a second trial on charges he killed Joan Hill through medical neglect in 1969. A first trial ended in a mistrial. No criminal charges have been filed against Robinson and he has testified he had nothing to do with Hill's murder. After the defense rested, Ray Bass, representing the Hill family, used five rebuttal witnesses witnesses to conclude testimony in the case. Raymond Wooderson. supervisor supervisor of records at the Texas Department of Corrections in Huntsvillle. testified Bobby Wayne Vandiver was in prison during a period of time a Robinson Robinson witness. Hedy Pustejovsky. Pustejovsky. testified she saw Vandiver Vandiver in the Hill home. Vandiver, charged as the trigger man in the Hill slaying, was shot to death by a policeman policeman before going on trial. Two women were convicted as accomplices accomplices in the slaying and are serving prison terms. Mary Ann Grimes, a doctor's wife, testified Hill regularly attended attended church and often brought Robert with him during his marriages to Joan Hill and later to Connie Hill. Mrs. Grimes said Hill was not at church services during his nine-month marriage to his second wife, Ann Kurth. Robinson and Mrs. Kurth had testified that Hill was not a good father and seldom spent time with his son. Dr. Gerald Johnson and Dr. Tom Biggs, two plastic surgeons, surgeons, testified they examined the eyelids of Marcia McKittrick and concluded she had not had plastic surgery to make the eyes appear more youthful. Mrs. Pustejovsky, a former nurse for Hill, had testified that Miss McKittrick came to Hill's office after hours April 21. 1971 for such an operation. She said Hill carried Miss McKittrick out to his car after the operation. operation. Miss McKittrick. convicted as an accomplice in the Hill slaying, slaying, is serving a 10-year prison sentence. Lilla Paulus, also convicted as an accomplice, is serving a 35-year sentence.