Oct 23, 1995, Monfils Homicide: Prosecutors hammer Basten Credibility pg 1

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Prosecutor hammers at Basten's credibility By Paul Srubas Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Dale Basten's credibility came under heavy fire Monday, in part because of his testimony about a mysterious mysterious black and orange hat and whether he saw Tom Monfils on the morning Monfils disappeared. Basten is the fifth of six defendants to testify in his own defense in the trial that enters its 25th day today. He said Monday he never saw Monfils at the James River paper mill on Nov. 21, 1992. the day Monfils disappeared. disappeared. But prosecutor Larry Lasee claimed Basten did see Monfils and only made up a story about seeing a man in a black and orange hat to cover his tracks. Basten testified that co-defendant co-defendant co-defendant Keith Kutska pointed out a man in a hat that morning and indicated it was Monfils. However, Basten said he could see only a black and orange hat and dark hair of a man standing behind a paper roll. He assumed it was Monfils but later learned Monfils was wearing a blue hat that day. "It wasn't Tom Monfils," Basten said. But Lasee tried to prove Basten knew all along it was Monfils and lied about the hat he saw after learning that seeing Monfils there might draw him nearer to the place and time of Monfils' death. Lasee pulled out transcripts and police statements indicating Basten previously said otherwise about whom he saw that morning. Basten had told police and James River investigators numerous times that the man he saw was Monfils, Lasee said. Lasee also pulled out a transcript quoting Basten about the hat he saw that morning. In the transcript, a mill investigator asked Basten: "Do you know the color?" Basten answered, "Blue, I think." Please see MonfilsA-2 MonfilsA-2 MonfilsA-2 Upcoming witnessesA-2 witnessesA-2 witnessesA-2 Monday's highlightsA-2 highlightsA-2 highlightsA-2 Trial at a glanceA-2 glanceA-2 glanceA-2 i The Monfils trial u " :: , v,-'' v,-'' v,-'' .;V:r-'- .;V:r-'- .;V:r-'- .;V:r-'- rp n ' t : 1 - i - 3 . : h) ' - ; v 0 ft . . ! ' sNP' : " 'i 1 A 1 W Heavy questioning: Dale Basten, above, defended his earlier testimony and statements statements to police in the Tom Monfils homicide trial Monday under the cross-examination cross-examination cross-examination of prosecutor Larry Lasee, who claimed Basten lied on several occasions. Table talk: Keith Kutska, left, listens to his lawyer, Royce Finne, during testimony Monday from defendant Dale Basten. Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Press-Gazette photos by Patrick Ferron

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Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, Wisconsin)24 Oct 1995, TueOther EditionsPage 1
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