Sexual assault and Kidnapping charges Dismissed Against Murder Suspect Steven Avery in Halbach Case
What is wrong lately with DA’s and prosecutors? In some cases we have overzealous prosecutors going after rape suspects and disregarding exculpatory evidence. In others, like in the case of murder suspect Steven Avery, we have prosecutors not meeting dead lines and having charges dismissed.
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A judge dismissed sexual assault and kidnapping charges Monday against a murder defendant who investigators said killed a young photographer with the help of his teenage nephew.
Defense attorneys argued the charges be dropped because the nephew’s testimony was needed to support them, and prosecutors missed a Jan. 22 deadline for deciding whether the boy would testify against Steven Avery.
There is a special place for defense attorneys who represent defendants of heinous crimes and act as if their clients are the victims. Steven Avery’s defense attorney went out of his way to bring up a previous wrong that was perpetrated on his client by stating that the assault and kidnapping charges that were dismissed were some how the same.
“How many times will Steven Avery be charged in Manitowoc County with crimes he didn’t commit?” said Avery’s attorney, Dean Strang. “This makes two. …
Avery was guilty of the charges that were dismissed on a technicality. It was the prosecutors fault for not pursuing them. However, the boy scout Steven Avery is still being charged with first degree murder.
Four charges remain against Avery, including first-degree intentional homicide and mutilating a corpse. Jury selection is to begin Feb. 5.
A defense attorney can lie all they want, Steven Avery will be found guilty of his hideous crime and be put away for life. Teresa Halbach’s murder was so horrific that Wisconsin is debating on whether to bring back the death penalty. Although the legal system inadvertently put Avery away for 18 years, it would appear that they did society a favor by doing so … guilty or not.
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