Widow of Wisconsin Man Found Dead in Pulp Vat Drops Lawsuit

July 26, 2012

The widow of a man found dead in a pulp vat at a Green Bay, Wis., paper mill has dropped the civil lawsuit she filed 19 years ago.

Attorney Bruce Bachhuber tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette Susan Monfils and her family have decided to move on. Monfils filed the lawsuit against seven of her husband’s co-workers, even before criminal charges were brought against six of them. The lawsuit was in limbo for years as the six convicted in Tom Monfils’ 1992 death worked through the appeal process.

Monfils’ body was found in a pulp vat at the James River mill a day after angry co-workers accused him of telling police that one of them had stolen an electrical cord from the plant. One of the six co-workers had his conviction overturned. The five others remain in Wisconsin prisons.

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