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Appeals Court: Widower Can No Longer File Suit

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) -- The court of appeals has ruled the widower of a woman killed in 1980 waited too long to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the convicted killer.

The court agreed with a Columbia County judge who said in February that the wrongful death lawsuit was filed four months after the two-year deadline of the statute of limitations.

Randolph resident Curtis Forbes was convicted in 2010 of killing 18-year-old Marilyn McIntyre in Columbus.

Her husband found her body when he returned from working an overnight shift in 1980. The couple's 3-month-old baby was in a crib.

He was charged in March 2009 after advances in DNA technology revived the investigation.

McIntyre's husband, Lane McIntyre, and their son Christopher McIntyre filed the lawsuit in July 2011.

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