Avery denied new trial

Good.  The crime committed was despicable.

A Manitowoc County judge has denied Steven Avery’s request for a new trial.

The Mishicot man was convicted in the 2005 slaying of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach. He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.

In arguing for a new trial, attorneys for the 47-year-old Avery alleged that his previous trial was marred by a number of procedural errors.

They said one juror was granted dismissal even though deliberations had already begun. They also said the juror didn’t give a strong enough reason to justify dismissal.

But Judge Patrick L. Willis wasn’t convinced. He ruled Monday that the court used its best discretion when dismissing the juror, who said the trial was putting strain on his marriage. Willis notes the defense also agreed to the dismissal. (Source: Green Bay Press Gazette)

So he stays in prison.  Considering the gruesomeness of his crime that seems unfair, but since Wisconsin doesn’t have the death penalty.

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