Evidence to be reused against Wis. convict

Man going on trial in wife's shooting death
Evidence to be reused against Wis. convict

Evidence that helped convict a Wisconsin Rapids man of a 2008 homicide will come into play when he goes on trial for the 1984 shooting death of his wife.

Joseph Reinwand is serving a life sentence after being convicted in October of first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of Dale Meister. He’s also charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Pamela Reinwand and is scheduled go to trial in July.

Vincent Biskupic prosecuted the Wood County case and will serve as a special prosecutor in the Portage County case. Daily Tribune Media reports he filed a notice Monday saying he intends to use statements made by Meister before he died as evidence during the upcoming trial.

Court documents show Meister, who had a child with Reinwand’s daughter, told several people he was afraid Reinwand would try to kill him.