Appeals court denies new trial for paper mill worker

MADISON (AP) -- A Wisconsin appeals court has denied the request for a new trial made by a man convicted of killing a Green Bay paper mill worker in 1992.

Rey Moore was one of six men convicted of killing their co-worker Tom Monfils. His body was found in a pulp vat at a Green Bay paper mill.

Moore's attorney argued that the conviction should be overturned because of questionable testimony by a prison inmate who initially said Moore told him he participated in beating Monfils, then said he actually tried to prevent it.

But the 3rd District Court of Appeals on Thursday agreed with the lower court that it was unlikely a jury would overturn its conviction based on the new evidence.

Moore's attorney did not immediately return messages seeking comment.