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?
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
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
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?
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