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PDp)o)(S(o Millworker says he felt badgered By Anne Klemm Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Press-Gazette A man who was Tom Monfils' work partner the day Monfils died says a detective badgered him into giving false information in the case. Pete Delvoe testified Saturday he felt Green Bay police Sgt. Randy Winkler put words into his mouth after Monfils was slain at the James River paper mill Nov. 21, 1992. Winkler had him say he saw Monfils when he actually didn't, Delvoe said. During cross-examination, cross-examination, cross-examination, defense lawyers pounced on Delvoe's accounts of police tactics while trying to. expose inconsistencies in versions he's given of that morning. Prosecutors expect more of the same with other early witnesses because many of them also were questioned repeatedly by police, Brown County District Attorney John Zakowski said after court. Six men who also worked at the mill that day are on trial, charged IT I Delvoe The Monfils trial with being party to homicide in Mpnfils' death, They are: Dale Basten, Mike Hirn, Mike Johnson, Keith Kutska, Rey Moore and Mike Piaskowski. Prosecutors say Monfils died after Kutska played for co-workers co-workers co-workers a tape recording of Monfils telling police that Kutska planned to steal a mill extension cord. Delvoe said he knew the tape was in the mill that morning but didn't realize Monfils was in danger. danger. "If I had, we wouldn't be here today," Delvoe said. Delvoe said he last remembers seeing Monfils walk toward the No. 7 paper)machine control room, possibly around 7:40 a.m. Yet Winkler pushed him to say he'd seen Monfils a second time, supposedly by a log table, Delvoe testified. "That's what he impressed on me," Delvoe said. That wasn't the only time Winkler pressured him or attempted attempted to twist his words in apparent efforts to get him to support police theories, Delvoe said. If he had first-hand first-hand first-hand knowledge about Monfils' death, "I would've been to police the first day," Delvoe said Please see MonfilsA-2 MonfilsA-2 MonfilsA-2 TheweeklnreviewB-1 TheweeklnreviewB-1 TheweeklnreviewB-1 J tf",'