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Parole denied for man convicted in 1992 death of co-worker

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The state Parole Commission is denying parole for one of the five men who remain incarcerated for killing a paper mill co-worker in 1992.

A parole commissioner wrote this week that 68-year-old Michael Johnson has made the most of his nearly 21 years behind bars, but he should serve more time. The commission found that release at this time would “unduly depreciate the seriousness of that crime.”

The Green Bay Press-Gazette Media reports Johnson will be eligible for parole consideration again in November.

Johnson was one of six men convicted of killing Tom Monfils, whose body was found in a paper vat at the former James River paper mill in Green Bay. The conviction of one of the six, Michael Piaskowski, was overturned by a federal court.

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