Brendan Dassey, pictured here in 2006, was convicted of helping his uncle kill a woman in a case profiled in the popular Netflix series.
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Steven Avery listens to testimony March 13, 2007, in the courtroom at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton.
MANITOWOC, Wis. — A Wisconsin man convicted of first-degree intentional homicide in a case featured on the Netflix series “Making A Murderer” has once again been denied a new trial.
Steven Avery’s request was rejected Tuesday by Sheboygan County Circuit Judge Angela Sutkiewicz. Avery had asked the judge to reconsider her Oct. 3 decision rejecting his request for a new trial.
Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were sentenced to life in prison for the 2005 slaying of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach. Avery insists police framed him.
Avery’s attorney says she had new testimony and evidence to present that warranted a new trial. But the judge said Tuesday that she finds no basis to reverse her earlier decision.
Avery is also seeking an appeal of the ruling with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.
MADISON, Wis. – A Wisconsin man convicted in a homicide featured on the “Making a Murderer” documentary has asked a judge to toss out her ruling that he doesn’t deserve a new trial.
Sheboygan County Circuit Judge Angela Sutkiewicz rejected Steven Avery’s request for a new trial on Tuesday, saying he had failed to establish any grounds to warrant a new proceeding.
Avery attorney Kathleen Zellner filed a motion with Sutkiewicz on Friday seeking to vacate the ruling, arguing her analysis of the evidence hasn’t been completed.
Avery was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide in the 2005 death of Teresa Halbach, a 25-year-old photographer.
Avery maintains police framed him. The case gained national attention in 2015 after it was featured in the Netflix documentary.
Steven Avery was convicted of Teresa Halbach’s murder in 2007.
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MADISON, Wis. – A Wisconsin man convicted in the killing of a woman that was the focus of the hit Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was denied a request for a new trial Tuesday.
Steven Avery’s attorney said she planned to present new evidence to the court to try and revive his request after it was rejected by a state circuit judge. Avery had argued that his conviction in the 2005 death of photographer Teresa Halbach was based on planted evidence and false testimony.
“We have additional test results and witness affidavits,” Avery’s attorney Kathleen Zellner said in a statement. “The scientific testing is not completed, we remain optimistic that Mr. Avery’s conviction will be vacated.”
Sheboygan County Circuit Judge Angela Sutkiewicz said in her ruling that based on the evidence presented so far, Avery failed to
Phil Frame didnt get sentenced as scheduled Wednesday for child-pornography possession but his pastor said the public should try to forgive him.
Everyone of you has done something wrong in the past that you will take to your grave, the Rev. Michael Massey told a group of media members outside a courtroom Wednesday morning. If you have caused harm or injury to another person, wouldnt you want to be forgiven? Everyone needs forgiveness. If you know God will forgive you, you can forgive someone else.
Massey said Frames message to the victims, the subjects
A federal magistrate judge on Friday ordered that a Davenport elementary school teacher will be released from custody on a personal recognizance bond pending trial on charges of child pornography.
The release of Michael Loren Ross, who was arrested June 26, comes with several restrictions.
Magistrate Judge Stephen B. Jackson Jr. ordered during a lengthy detention hearing in U.S. District Court, Davenport, that the 46-year-old must live in a transitional housing facility and abide by a curfew; remain on GPS monitoring; and obtain a substance abuse and mental health screening and comply with any recommended treatment.
The judge further ordered, among other conditions, that Ross cannot have contact with any minors without approval by the probation department, cannot use a computer or phone with access to the internet and cannot loiter near areas frequented by minors, such as schools, parks or playgrounds.
He will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service until space
Could Brendan Dassey — the intellectually challenged defendant whose story is told in Netflix’s documentary series “Making a Murderer” — be getting out of prison soon?
A hearing Tuesday in front of a three-judge panel of Chicago’s 7th Circuit U.S. Appeals Court may just give his lawyers hope.
Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 after he confessed to teaming up with his uncle, Steven Avery, to rape, murder and burn the body of photographer Teresa Halbach on their family’s property in rural Wisconsin.
That conviction was overturned in August when a U.S. magistrate judge in Milwaukee found that Dassey’s confession was involuntarily given and unconstitutionally coerced by cops who took advantage of his young age and limited intelligence — a point forcefully made by the campaigning documentarians behind “Making a Murderer.”