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Steven Avery tries to convince judge today that he deserves a new trial in brutal murder
Steven Avery will try to convince a judge in Manitowoc today that he deserves a new trial in the brutal murder of Teresa Halbach. Avery said Circuit Judge Patrick Willis made a big mistake in his original trial in which he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Avery said...
September 28, 2009 - 9:21am
August 27, 2009
Man charged with attacking Milwaukee mayor is due in court today
The man charged with attacking Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is due in court this afternoon. Anthony Peters, 20, will find out if there's enough evidence to order a trial on two felony charges. Barrett was leaving the State Fair Aug. 15 when he heard a woman scream for help at a home...
August 27, 2009 - 9:00am
August 26, 2009
Avery's nephew waits on new trial request in auto salvage yard murder
It might be awhile before Brendan Dassey can have a judge consider his request for a new trial. Dassey's new lawyers said his old ones did a poor job of representing him when a jury convicted him of helping his uncle Steven Avery kill Teresa Halbach at his family's auto salvage...
August 26, 2009 - 9:09am
July 29, 2009
Wife testifies for 4 hours in husband's Wausau trial
A jury in Wausau will hear a third day of testimony in the trial of Dale Neumann, who's accused of praying instead of getting medical help for his dying daughter. Dale's wife Leilani spent four hours on the witness stand Tuesday. She was convicted in May of reckless homicide in...
July 29, 2009 - 9:00am
July 28, 2009
Wife testifies today against her husband at his religious death trial in Wausau
Leilani Neumann is scheduled to testify against her husband today at his trial in Wausau. She was convicted in late May of reckless homicide for praying instead of getting help, as her daughter Kara, 11, was dying from diabetes that was never diagnosed. Now, Neumann's husband...
July 28, 2009 - 9:00am
July 27, 2009
Testimony begins in trial of father who prayed instead of geting help for dying daughter
Testimony begins today in the Wausau trial of Dale Neumann, who's accused of praying instead of calling a doctor for her dying 11-year-old daughter. Neumann's wife Leilani will be among the prosecution's first witnesses. She was convicted two months ago on the same felony charge...
July 27, 2009 - 9:00am
June 30, 2009
Two of three men accused of running down deer now free of felony charges
Two of the three men accused of running down deer with their snowmobiles in Waupaca County are now free of felony charges. Prosecutors rejected a request by Circuit Judge Philip Kirk to drop either hunting violations or animal mistreatment charges against Rori Kuenzi, 25. So the...
June 30, 2009 - 9:52am
Steven Avery asks for a new trial in the slaying of Teresa Halbach
Steven Avery wants a new trial. The man who served 18 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit only to be convicted of killing Teresa Halbach in 2005, filed his request Monday in Manitowoc County Circuit Court. Two public defenders now represent Avery, 46. They said he should...
June 30, 2009 - 9:48am
June 25, 2009
Waupaca judge says man charged with deer deaths was overcharged
A judge in Waupaca says a man accused of running down deer with his snowmobile should not have been charged with both animal mistreatment and illegal hunting. Circuit Judge Philip Kirk is giving the district attorney's office until Monday to drop either one set of charges or the...
June 25, 2009 - 9:00am
May 21, 2009
Wausau mother testifies today; never thought daughter was near death
The Wausau area woman who's on trial for praying instead of getting help for her dying daughter is expected to testify in her own defense today. Leilani Neumann's jury heard a videotaped interview Wednesday, in which she told a police detective she thought Kara Neumann, 11, was...
May 21, 2009 - 9:00am
May 20, 2009
Religious medical rights trial in third day in Wausau
Testimony is entering its third day in the Wausau trial of Leilani Neumann, who's accused of praying instead of getting help for her diabetic daughter. Neumann, 41, has said she didn't realize 11-year-old Kara was diabetic. But Marshfield Clinic specialist Ivan Sador said the...
May 20, 2009 - 9:25am
May 18, 2009
Relatives testify today in trail of mother accused of choosing prayer over medical help
Family members will testify today at the trial of a Wausau area woman accused of praying instead of getting help for her dying daughter. Testimony was supposed to begin Saturday in Leilani Neumann's trial in Marathon County. But soon after prosecutor Lamont Jacobson began his...
May 18, 2009 - 9:32am
May 11, 2009
Jury selection begins for Wausau area woman accused of praying instead of getting treatment for daughter
Barring a last-second plea deal, jury selection will take place Thursday and Friday in the trial of Leilani Neumann, the Weston mother accused of praying instead of getting treatment for her diabetic daughter. Neumann, 41, and her husband, Dale, are both charged in Marathon County...
May 11, 2009 - 9:18am
July 22, 2008
Jury selected in Ladysmith trial of man accused of 1979 murder
A jury selected Monday in a Rusk County murder trial might get sent home today (Tuesday). Circuit Judge Frederick Henderson is thinking about moving the trial out of Ladysmith because all of the 14 jurors and alternates said they knew at least a little about the case. Harry John...
July 22, 2008 - 9:00am
June 3, 2008
Woman to go on trail for sex assault of boy
An Oshkosh woman has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy. Teresa Cantrall, 41, waived her preliminary hearing today in Winnebago County. he's scheduled to enter pleas June 13 to three felony counts of child sexual assault. The...
June 3, 2008 - 9:00am