When Dassey Became Brendan & DVDs Became CDs | State Files Response To Steven Avery’s Motion To Supplement The Record. Kathleen Zellner To Reply August 3rd

The State of Wisconsin filed its Response to Defendant's Motion to Supplement Previously Filed Motion for Post-Conviction Relief this past Thursday, July 27th. The response, signed by Assistant Attorney General Thomas J. Fallon, was filed alongside 8 exhibits, including the sworn affidavit of former Detective Michael Velie. Velie, of the Grand Chute Police Department, was tasked … Continue reading When Dassey Became Brendan & DVDs Became CDs | State Files Response To Steven Avery’s Motion To Supplement The Record. Kathleen Zellner To Reply August 3rd

Clinton Young’s Evidentiary Hearing Delayed Due To Witness’s Surgery

An evidentiary hearing granted to Clinton Young by The 385th District Court in Midland. TX, on April 24th of this year has been delayed. The upcoming hearing, which centres on whether testimony provided by David Page at Young's trial was false, will likely be delayed for a matter of months. News from the Clinton Young … Continue reading Clinton Young’s Evidentiary Hearing Delayed Due To Witness’s Surgery

Are The ‘Right’ Questions Being Asked In Follow-Up Investigation Into Steven Avery Case?

The case of Steven Avery, convicted for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005, has likely more eyes focused upon it now than at any other time in the near thirteen years since it's occurrence. Along with Avery's post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner's ongoing investigation in her attempt to prove Avery was not subjected to … Continue reading Are The ‘Right’ Questions Being Asked In Follow-Up Investigation Into Steven Avery Case?

Melissa Calusinski Files Petition For Leave To Appeal With Illinois Supreme Court

Melissa Calusinski's post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner filed her clients Petition for Leave to Appeal yesterday, July 16, with a request for Oral Argument should the petition be granted. Calusinski's previous appeal to the 2nd District Court of Appeals was denied via an unpublished—by the court—opinion dated June 11. The granting of petitions by the Supreme Court of … Continue reading Melissa Calusinski Files Petition For Leave To Appeal With Illinois Supreme Court

Reading Between The Lines: Steven Avery Files Motion To Supplement The Record

Steven Avery filed his Motion to Supplement Previously Filed Motion for Post-Conviction Relief this past Friday, July 6th. The 32-page motion, backed by some 30 exhibits consisting of over 500 pages of sworn affidavits, interviews, videos and reports, is Kathleen Zellner's—Avery's Lead Counsel— latest filing in an attempt to have her client's conviction overturned. Avery's … Continue reading Reading Between The Lines: Steven Avery Files Motion To Supplement The Record

“New Investigation” Taking Place In Steven Avery’s Case As State’s Lack Of Disclosure Called Into Question Once More

Since the ruling by the Supreme Court of The United States last month to deny Brendan Dassey a hearing, the case of Steven Avery has taken on an even greater significance. While Dassey and his attorneys will undoubtedly regroup for a further sortie to overturn his conviction, it is perhaps Avery that holds a more … Continue reading “New Investigation” Taking Place In Steven Avery’s Case As State’s Lack Of Disclosure Called Into Question Once More

Melissa Calusinski | The Elephant In The Room

*Update: Since the publication of this article, Melissa Calusinski will appeal directly to the Supreme Court of Illinois by July 16th. CJRJ will have updates on Kathleen Zellner's filing to the Supreme Court as soon as they are available. What will be seen by many as a setback, will likely be viewed as par for … Continue reading Melissa Calusinski | The Elephant In The Room

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward For Steven Avery As Court Of Appeals Remands Motion To Supplement The Record Back To Trial Court

Going backwards is sometimes the only way to move forwards. The 2nd District Court of Appeals today remanded Steven Avery's Motion to Supplement the Record back to the trial court in Manitowoc. The decision—which will likely delay the filing of Avery's brief according to Avery's docket—has put to an end uncertainty over whether evidence submitted … Continue reading One Step Back, Two Steps Forward For Steven Avery As Court Of Appeals Remands Motion To Supplement The Record Back To Trial Court

Board Of Inquiry Cancels Meeting Set For June 5th. Uncertainty Over Marcellus Williams Fate After Resignation Of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

The June 1st resignation of former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has cast doubt over the fate of Marcellus Williams. Williams—sentenced to death for the murder of Felicia Gayle in 1998—had his execution stayed by then Missouri Governor Greitens with only 4 hours to spare last August via an executive order. The appointment of Mike Parson … Continue reading Board Of Inquiry Cancels Meeting Set For June 5th. Uncertainty Over Marcellus Williams Fate After Resignation Of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

Steven Avery Awaiting Decision By Court Of Appeals On Motion To Supplement The Record.

*UPDATE: Since the publication of this article the Court of Appeals has remanded Steven Avery's Motion to Supplement the Record back to the Manitowoc Circuit Court.  Zellner is due to file Avery's motion to the trial court by July 6th.  For CJRJ's latest on Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey, please link to the following: "New … Continue reading Steven Avery Awaiting Decision By Court Of Appeals On Motion To Supplement The Record.