Dec 22, 1995 Monfils Homicide: Wiener asks, "What could happen now if they found out I killed him?
1l Inmate sends letter tied to murder The judge who presided over the trial of six men convicted of killing Tom Monfils has released a letter from a prison inmate pointing to a witness in the trial as a suspect. Harrison Marcum, an inmate at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution, sent the letter claiming that former James River paper mill worker David Wiener had asked, "What could happen now if they found out I killed him?" Wiener is serving a 10-year 10-year 10-year prison sentence in the shooting death of his brother. He was never charged in Monfils' death but testified testified at the trial that he saw two defendants carrying something heavy on Nov. 21, 1992, to the pulp vat where Monfils' body was found the next day. Keith Kutska, Dale Basten, MichaelJohnson, Michael Piaskowski, Reynold Moore and Michael Him are serving life terms in Monhls death. Marcum said he would be willing willing to testify about the other inmate's alleged statements. Gerald Boyle, defense attorney for Hirn, said he had not heard of the inmate's letter, which was received Tuesday by Judge James Bayorgeon. "I pray to God it's true," Boyle said. "If it's true, I would hope it will wreak havoc on the convictions. If it's fanciful, then we have to wonder wonder why this person is reporting it with some degree of exactness which is quite interesting."