* Melissa Calusinski's status hearing has been postponed. Judge Martha Pacold made the decision to reschedule initially on Feb. 27th. Due to the ongoing Corona-virus pandemic no further details as to when Melissa's appeal will resume have yet been released-as of April 29th, 2021 The case of Melissa Calusinski, sentenced to 31 years in prison … Continue reading Melissa Calusinski: Status Hearing Set For February 28th.
Melissa Calusinski's post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner filed her clients Writ of Habeas Corpus this past Wednesday, March. 27th. Calusinski, currently 10 years into a 31 year sentence for the aggravated battery, and first degree murder of 16-month-old toddler Benjamin Kingan, will be seeking fresh eyes and minds to look into a case that began with … Continue reading Melissa Calusinski Seeks Habeas Corpus Over Death Of Toddler Benjamin Kingan.
The latest twists in the 'Making a Murderer' saga come not only from Avery attorney Kathleen Zellner, but also from retired sheriff 's department officer Andrew Colborn. Two announcements on the same day from different camps have been keeping followers of the series busy. While Kathleen Zellner announced that she had filed a motion for … Continue reading Pot, Meet Kettle
Kathleen Zellner filed her client Steven Avery's Motion To Stay Appeal & Remand The Cause For New Scientific Testing with the Wisconsin 2nd District Court of Appeals yesterday, Dec. 17th. Zellner's latest filing, has addressed suspected human skeletal remains recovered from the Manitowoc County Gravel Pit, located adjacent to the Avery Salvage Yard, where the … Continue reading Will Kathleen Zellner’s Postponement In Filing Steven Avery’s Brief Likely Expedite A New Trial Or Even Exoneration For Her Client?
When Making A Murder captivated the public nearly 3-years-ago, the potential for a follow-up was clear to see. Due in part to its remarkable popularity, that potential became reality with the release of the second installment of 10 episodes hitting Netflix last month. While waiting close to 3 years to be updated on your favourite … Continue reading Kathleen Zellner Takes To Twitter: What Next For Steven Avery?
Melissa Calusinski will seek relief from her conviction for the murder of Benjamin Kingan, via a Writ of Habeas Corpus, to be filed with a federal courthouse in either Rockford, or Chicago, Illinois. The habeas petition, likely to be filed against Glen Austin—warden at Logan Correctional Institute, where Calsusinski is incarcerated—will seek to dispute the … Continue reading Melissa Calusinski To Pursue Federal Relief Through Writ Of Habeas Corpus
Sheboygan Circuit Court Judge Angela Sutkiewicz yesterday denied Steven Avery his Motion to Supplement the Record via her Memorandum & Decision Order. In a decision littered with factual errors—ranging from referencing Brendan Dassey as Brandon, to citing relevant DVDs in question as CDs—Sutkiewicz nevertheless drew the circuit court's opinion indelibly in the sand. The court's … Continue reading Steven Avery Denied Motion To Supplement The Record
In a letter to Sheboygan County Court Judge Angela Sutkiewicz—dated Friday, August. 24th—Steven Avery's post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner informed Sutkiewicz that her client would not be seeking to further supplement his motion. Zellner's letter to the judge read, "Please be advised that we will not be seeking to supplement Mr. Avery's previously filed motion to … Continue reading Kathleen Zellner Cites ‘Massive Deletions’ As Reason To Not Further Supplement Steven Avery’s Motion
Since CJRJ's publication of an article—dated August 2nd—addressing the State of Wisconsin's Response to Defendant’s Motion to Supplement Previously Filed Motion for Post-Conviction Relief, filings to the Circuit Court of Manitowoc by both Steven Avery's Attorneys, and the State have been frequent. Following the State's response to Avery's Motion to Supplement Previously Filed Motion for Post Conviction Relief, on … Continue reading Feast Or Famine: Will Steven Avery Be Granted An Evidentiary Hearing Over the Coming Weeks?
This OP/ED was prepared by CJRJ Contributor Paula Grabow in her personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Criminal Justice Reform Journal. The true crime genre is the latest reality obsession. The genesis of this craze owes its start to a … Continue reading OPINION: Tribalism in Social Media