Oct 19, 1995, Monfils Homicide: Moore's lawyer tries discrediting inmate
Moore's lawyer tries discrediting inmate By PaulSrubas Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Lawyer Robert Parent began Rey Moore's defense today with an attempt to discredit testimony from a jailhouse informant Parent tried to prove through questioning jail administrator Hugh Janssen and deputy clerk of court Donna Mason that Moore might not have had access to inmate James Gilliam Jr. Or that prosecutors made a special effort to work with Gilliam to get him to talk. Gilliam testified previously that Moore told him he'd hit Tom Monfils on the head on the morning morning of Monfils' disappearance in November 1992. Gilliam said Moore told him shortly after being arrested in April that Monfils was beaten and kicked in the James River paper mill. Gilliam said Moore told him he reached over everyone else to "pop" Monfils on the head. Parent tried to show that Moore and Gilliam had no opportunity to From tts answer Ens: Q In the case of Brian Kellner testifying: Can he be held accountable for hindering an investigation or withholding evidence because he knew of the confrontation as told to him by Keith Kutska on the July Fourth weekend and never let the police talk with each other on the day of Moore's arrest or the next day. However, questioning by assistant district attorney William Griesbach showed the two shared a cellblock a couple of days later. Griesbach was the prosecutor at Gilliam's bail hearing, and Griesbach sought an extraordinarily extraordinarily high bail, which indicated the state wasn't doing Gilliam any favors, Griesbach tried to argue. But the $2,500 bail for a misdemeanor misdemeanor charge probably meant the state had an extraordinary desire to keep Gilliam in jail, Parent said. Gilliam was ordered to serve a one-year one-year one-year jail term for misdemeanor battery. He testified he was promised nothing in exchange for his testimony. Parent also called Moore's other lawyer to testify today. William Appel, who represented Moore in a civil lawsuit that Monfils' widow, Susan, filed against Moore and others, testified police sought Moore's cooperation in January 1993 and said Moore was not a suspect suspect then. know until months later? A. Brown County District Attorney John Zakowski says: "No, because (Kellner) never hindered hindered an investigation. "He didn't realize (the conversation conversation with Kutska) had any significance. significance. Once he realized that, he came forward and told the truth."