Utah Widow Sues Again Over Suicide In Artifacts Case

December 19, 2011

The widow of a Blanding, Utah doctor who killed himself after his June 2009 arrest in a Utah ancient artifacts trafficking case has filed another wrongful death lawsuit.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Jeanne Redd names the FBI, the Justice Department and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as defendants in her lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City.

The federal agents who conducted the raid directed at her husband, James Redd, were named as defendants in her earlier suit filed in May in the same court.

The new suit claims agents overwhelmed the 60-year-old Redd at gunpoint and subjected him to “inhumane and unjust acts.”

Redd asphyxiated himself by connecting a hose to the exhaust pipe of his car the day after his arrest.

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