Settlement reached in death of Central Lake woman
Thu, 22 May 2014 15:22:34 GMT —
An out-of-court settlement has been reached in the death of a Central Lake woman in 2012.
Diane Shafer was killed in a crash by a drunk driver, Thomas Altobelli, who was sentenced to 3-15 years in prison for the crime.
Shafer's family then filed a personal injury lawsuit against Altobelli and the Green Lantern Bar, in her death.
According to the attorney for Shafer's husband, Paul, the settlement is more than $600,000.
The bar is contributing $50,000 through its insurance bond.
The settlement provides a deed to property Altobelli owns in order to assure payment.
Altobelli is serving his sentence at the West Shoreline Correctional Facility. His earliest release date is May 17, 2016.