Monfils 6: U.S. Supreme Court will not review Kutska case

Published: Oct. 3, 2017 at 12:55 PM CDT
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The U.S. Supreme Court will not review the case of a man convicted in the "Monfils 6" case.

On Oct. 2, the High Court denied Keith Kutska's petition for a writ of certiorari, which is a document asking the high court to review the decision of a lower court.

The 66-year-old is serving a life sentence for the 1992 murder of Tom Monfils at a paper plant in Green Bay.

Investigators accused Kutska and five other plant employees of conspiring to kill Monfils. Monfils' body was found in a pulp vat.

The defendants became known as the "Monfils 6."

Kutska mounted his appeal based on what his attorneys claimed was new evidence in the case. The defense was granted an evidentiary hearing to present an argument that Monfils killed himself.

However, a judge ruled there was not evidence to grant Kutska a new trial. His subsequent appeal was denied.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court refused to take up Kutska's case.

Two people convicted during the Monfils 6 trial have been released from prison.

In September, Dale Basten was granted parole and placed into an assisted living facility in the Fox Valley.

Michael Piaskowski's conviction was overturned due to lack of evidence.

Kutska, Michael L. Johnson, Reynold Moore, and Michael Hirn remain behind bars.

The Parole Commission reviewed Reynold Moore's case on Sept. 12 and deferred his parole eligibility for eight months.