And The Darwin Award Goes To

In an edition of "YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP", we check back in with Dr. Ray Spencer. If you are unfamiliar with Dr. Spencer, I've covered his wrongful conviction, as well as his civil suit in several articles. Wrongfully convicted of sexually molesting his own children, he was fully exonerated and received a judgement … Continue reading And The Darwin Award Goes To

Kathleen Zellner Cites ‘Massive Deletions’ As Reason To Not Further Supplement Steven Avery’s Motion

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

HELP (not) WANTED: Court Clerk; No experience or ethics needed

  Here we are, in the middling-end of August, looking again at the shenanigans in the case of Daniel Holtzclaw. By now, nothing should surprise us, and yet it still manages to. The latest is the failure of the court clerk to file Holtzclaw's Motion and Amendment when it was 'tendered for filing'” leading to … Continue reading HELP (not) WANTED: Court Clerk; No experience or ethics needed

Feast Or Famine: Will Steven Avery Be Granted An Evidentiary Hearing Over the Coming Weeks?

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?

OPINION: Tribalism in Social Media

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

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

Kathleen Zellner’s Filing Raises Big Hopes For…Brendan Dassey??

Kathleen Zellner, powerhouse attorney for Steven Avery of Making a Murderer fame, has recently filed a Motion to Supplement a Previously Filed Motion for Post Conviction Relief and there's a chance it could benefit Brendan Dassey as well as his uncle, Steven Avery. In the motion, she continues to address the obstacles faced by his … Continue reading Kathleen Zellner’s Filing Raises Big Hopes For…Brendan Dassey??