The case of Melissa Calusinski; sentenced to 31 years in prison for the murder of 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan in 2009, is due to once more gain momentum via a status hearing set for Feb. 28th, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The transition from state court to that of … 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.
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
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 Calusinski's previous appeal to the 2nd District Court of Appeals was denied via an unpublished—by the court—opinion dated June 11.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
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
*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
*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.