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Reckless Homicide Case

The death of an Eau Claire doctor is now a criminal case, with the victim's husband, a former pharmacist, Scott D. Isaacson facing reckless homicide charges.

Now police arrested a second person in connection with Susan Momont's case.
Court documents say Mary Rufledt, a local realtor, was booked into the Eau Claire
County Jail Friday afternoon on charges she let the victim write phony prescriptions under her name.

Police say toxicology reports show Momont had lethal amounts of Fentanyl in her system. According to the FDA, it's a strong narcotic used to treat pain. Momont was an OB/GYN who practiced in Eau Claire.

Police say Susan Momont was found dead in the living room of her Eau Claire home on Tiburon Drive on Labor Day morning. Investigators say her husband, Scott D. Isaacson found her.

According to court documents, the victim and Isaacson filed for divorce last December.
49-year-old Isaacson was in court Friday afternoon facing charges of first degree reckless homicide, maintaining a drug trafficking place, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute narcotics.

The criminal complaint says Isaacson, who worked as a pharmacist denied giving his wife Fentanyl, but told police he had given her Demerol, her drug of choice, at least 25 times.

According to the criminal complaint Isaacson was recently fired from the pharmacy group he works for. The complaint says he was let go because he could no longer be trusted as a pharmacist.

Investigators say Isaacson was the head pharmacist at Mahlum Pharmacy in Mondovi, where he got some of the drugs his wife illegally used. Investigators say he was part owner in eight other pharmacies in the Chippewa Valley, including Bloomer and Eau Claire.

In the criminal complaint Mary F. Rufledt admits she was a friend of the couple's and Momont even delivered her baby. Investigators say Momont told Rufledt she needed to write prescriptions under Rufledt's name to cover up for drugs Isaacson was taking and using. She's now accused of being a party to the crime, and is charged with felony narcotics delivery.

Both she and Isaacson are behind bars, in the Eau Claire County Jail.

The judge says Isaacson may be a flight risk and set his bond at $25,000. He'll be in court again in November. If convicted, he faces up to 78 years in prison.

There’s no word of when Rufledt will be in court.


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