Minnesota family welcomes salmonella convictions

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a Minnesota man who died after eating tainted peanut butter is glad that former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell will he held accountable.

A Georgia jury Friday convicted Parnell and two others on charges stemming from a salmonella outbreak five years ago that sickened hundreds of people and was linked to nine deaths, including three in Minnesota. They included Clifford Tousignant (TOOS'-nah), who was 78 when he died in 2009.

His son, Marshall Tousignant, of Brainerd, says justice will be served, but it won't bring back his father.

Clifford Tousignant was a Korean War veteran and three-time Purple Heart recipient who served in the Army for 22 years. He lived at a Brainerd nursing home and ate a peanut butter sandwich almost every day.

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