Last Man Convicted In The Monfils Murder Case Is Released From Prison
GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) – Keith Kutska, the last man who was still in custody for the 1992 murder of Tom Monfils, was released from prison Wednesday.
State Dept. of Corrections records list Kutska as “paroled” from the Prairie Du Chien Correctional Institution.
Kutska and five other workers at the former James River mill- Dale Basten, Michael Johnson, Michael Piaskowski, Rey Moore and Michael Hirn – were convicted in a joint trial in connection with Tom Monfils’ death in 1992.
Monfils’ body was discovered at the bottom of a pulp vat in 1992. Prosecutors contended that Kutska and the others retaliated against him after he reported that Kutska had stolen an extension cord. All six men have maintained their innocence.
All of them were sentenced to life in prison with a variety of parole dates. A federal judge overturned Piaskowski’s conviction in 2001. The other four were paroled in recent years, leaving just Kutska in prison.