Jury Trial Index

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Index

Days
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20]
[21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27]


Day 1 – 2007 Feb 12


Opening Statements

Witnesses
Michael D. Halbach
Teresa’s Brother

  • Direct Examination [KK] [156]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [178]

Thomas Pearce
Photographer, shared studio with Teresa

  • Direct Examination [KK] [190]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [202]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [209]

David Beach
Teresa’s Cousin, involved in search, spoke to SA

  • Direct Examination [KK] [211]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [215]

Day 2 – 2007 Feb 13

Witnesses
Angela Schuster
Auto Trader Magazine, employed Teresa

  • Direct Examination [KK] [19]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [35]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [57]

Dawn Pliszka
Auto Trader Magazine, took SA booking

(Outside The Presence Of The Jury)
  • Direct Examination [KK] [59]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [61]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [63]
  • Examination By The Court [64]
(In The Presence Of The Jury)
  • Direct Examination [KK] [74]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [81]

Curtis Drumm
Manitowoc airport, pilot of aerial search 4th November

  • Direct Examination [KK] [106]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [114]

Steven Schmitz
Advertised car in Auto Trader, visited by Teresa 31st October

  • Direct Examination [KK] [122]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [125]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [127]

Joellen Zipperer
Son Jason advertised car in Auto Trader, visited by Teresa 31st October
Wife of George Zipperer.

  • Direct Examination [KK] [128]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [136]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [151]
  • Recross-Examination Strang [153]

Ryan Hillegas
Ex boyfriend of Teresa, involved in search

  • Direct Examination [KK] [156]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [173]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [196]

Pamela Sturm
Cousin of Teresa, found RAV4 at Avery Yard 5th November

  • Direct Examination [KK] [197]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [232]

Day 3 – 2007 Feb 14

Witnesses
Nicole Sturm
Daughter of Pam Sturm, found RAV4 at Avery Yard 5th November

  • Direct Examination [KK] [4]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [12]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [31]

Bobby Dassey
Nephew of SA, lived in trailer next door
Son of Barb Janda, brother of Blaine and Brendan

  • Direct Examination [KK] [33]
  • Motions For Mistrial [67]
  • Direct Examination [KK] [89]
  • Motions About Cross-Examination Of Bobby Dassey [100]

Trooper Timothy Austin
Technical Reconstruction Unit of Wisconsin State Patrol Academy
Created the forensic mapping of Avery Yard

  • Direct Examination [KK] [114]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [145]

Day 4 – 2007 Feb 15

Witnesses
Bobby Dassey
Nephew of SA, lived in trailer next door
Son of Barb Janda, brother of Blaine and Brendan

  • Cross-Examination [DS] [7]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [42]

Lieutenant Brett Bowe
Patrol Lieutenant, Calumet County Sheriff’s Department
Involved in security and search of Avery Yard 5th-12th November

  • Direct Examination [KK] [52]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [86]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [110]
  • Recross-Examination [DS] [113]

Deputy Peter O’Connor
Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department, Patrol Division
First LE at Avery Yard after discovery of RAV4, Nov 5

  • Direct Examination [KK] [117]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [124]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [136]
  • Recross-Examination [DS] [138]

Sergeant Jason Orth
Patrol Sergeant, Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department
First LE to make contact with Pamela Sturm after discovery of RAV4, Nov 5

  • Direct Examination [KK] [139]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [151]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [165]

Deputy Inspector Todd Hermann
Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department, Patrol Lieutenant November 2005
Involved in identification of RAV4, Nov 5

  • Direct Examination [KK] [166]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [174]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [191]

Day 5 – 2007 Feb 16

Witnesses
Julie Cramer
Dog handler, Great Lakes Search and Rescue Canine
Part of search of Avery Yard, Nov 5

  • Direct Examination [KK] [5]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [28]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [60]
  • Recross-Examination [DS] [62]

Special Agent Thomas Fassbender
Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation
Co-Lead Investigator in the murder of Teresa halbach

  • Direct Examination [KK] [63]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [134]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [208]
  • Recross-Examination [JB] [218]
  • Further Redirect Examination [KK] [221]

William Brandes, Jr.
Volunteer Fireman, Brillion Fire Department
Found number plates of RAV4, Nov 8

  • Direct Examination [KK] [223]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [230]

Trooper Cindy Paine
Wisconsin State Patrol
Part of search which found RAV4 licence plates, Nov 8

  • Direct Examination [KK] [235]

Day 6 – 2007 Feb 19

Witnesses
John Ertl
DNA Analysis Unit, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory
Investigated RAV4 as part of Field Response Team, involved in removal Nov 5

  • Direct Examination [TF] [4]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [65]
  • Redirect Examination [TF] [131]
  • Recross-Examination [JB] [141]

Deputy David Siders
Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department, Patrol Division
Discovered burn barrel containing mobile phone and camera, Nov 7

  • Direct Examination [KK] [148]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [158]

Sergeant William Tyson
Calumet County Sheriff’s Department
Responsible for security of RAV4, Nov 5

  • Direct Examination [KK] [167]

Day 7 – 2007 Feb 20

Witnesses
Sergeant William Tyson
Calumet County Sheriff’s Department
Responsible for security of RAV4, Nov 5

  • Cross-Examination [JB] [3]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [62]

Sergeant Andrew L. Colborn
Patrol Sergeant, Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department
Customer of Avery Salvage Yard
Inteviewed SA on Nov 3
Involved in several searches of Avery Yard including SA trailer, Nov 5-8
Present for discovery of RAV4 key, Nov 8

  • Direct Examination [KK] [64]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [141]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [212]
  • Recross-Examination [DS] [215]

Lieutenant James Lenk
Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department
Interviewed SA on Nov 4
Involved in several searches of Avery Yard including SA trailer, Nov 5-8
Found RAV4 key, Nov 8

  • Direct Examination [KK] [216]

Day 8 – 2007 Feb 21

Witnesses
Lieutenant James Lenk
Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department
Interviewed SA on Nov 4
Involved in several searches of Avery Yard including SA trailer, Nov 5-8
Found RAV4 key, Nov 8

  • Direct Examination [KK] [5]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [19]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [108]
  • Recross-Examination [DS] [116]

Detective Dave Remiker
Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department
Interviewed Zipperer family Nov 3
Interviewed SA on Nov 4
Confirmed RAV4 was Teresa’s, Nov 5
Involved in several searches of Avery Yard including SA trailer, Nov 5-6
Searched SA trailer and garage Mar 1-2
Present for discovery of bullet fragment in garage Mar 2

  • Direct Examination [KK] [121]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [178]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [218]

Lieutenant Dan Kucharski
Patrol Division, Calumet County Sheriff’s Department
Involved in several searches of Avery Yard including SA trailer, Nov 5-8
Present for discovery of RAV4 key, Nov 8

  • Direct Examination [KK] [222]

Day 9 – 2007 Feb 22

Witnesses
Deputy Daniel Kucharski
Patrol Division, Calumet County Sheriff’s Department
Involved in several searches of Avery Yard including SA trailer, Nov 5-8
Present for discovery of RAV4 key, Nov 8

  • Cont’D Direct Examination [KK] [4]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [44]

Investigator Gary Steier
Special Investigator with the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department
Involved in several searches of Avery Yard including SA trailer, Nov 5-12 & Mar 1-2
Present for discovery of bullet fragments Mar 1&2

  • Direct Examination [KK] [131]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [142]

Special Agent Kevin Heimerl
Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation
Involved in several searches of Avery Yard including SA trailer, Nov 5-12 & Mar 1-2
Involved in examination of debris from burnpit
Present for discovery of bullet fragments, Mar 1&2

  • Direct Examination [KK] [148]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [181]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [201]
  • Recross-Examination [JB] [203]

Day 10 – 2007 Feb 23

Witnesses
Katie Halbach
Teresa’s sister

  • Direct Examination [KK] [36]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [46]

Ronald L. Groffy
Forensic Imaging Specialist, Wisconsin State Crime Lab
Photographed and examined RAV 4, Nov 6

  • Direct Examination [NG] [50]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [61]

Sherry Culhane
Forensic Scientist, DNA Unit, Wisconsin State Crime Lab
Responsible for DNA testing in the case

  • Direct Examination [NG] [82]

Day 11 – 2007 Feb 26

Witnesses
Sherry Culhane
Forensic Scientist, DNA Unit, Wisconsin State Crime Lab
Responsible for DNA testing in the case

  • Cross-Examination [JB] [3]
  • Redirect Examination [NG] [153]

Nick Stahlke
Forensic Scientist, Wisconsin State Crime Lab
Called as bloodstain expert

  • Direct Examination [NG] [198]

Day 12 – 2007 Feb 27

Witnesses
Nick Stahlke
Forensic Scientist, Wisconsin State Crime Lab
Called as bloodstain expert

  • Cross-Examination [DS] [10]

Blaine Dassey
Nephew of SA, lived in trailer next door
Son of Barb Janda, brother of Bobby and Brendan

  • Direct Examination [KK] [52]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [82]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [104]
  • Recross-Examination [DS] [107]

Robert Fabian
Friend of Earl Avery
Present at Avery Yard rabbit hunting Oct 31

  • Direct Examination [KK] [108]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [118]

Scott Tadych
Friend of Barb Janda
Present at Avery Yard Oct 31

  • Direct Examination [KK] [122]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [133]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [150]

Bobbie Dohrwardt
Team Leader, Technical Support Department, Cellcom
Gave testimony regarding cellphone records

  • Direct Examination [KK] [151]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [158]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [171]

Laura Schadrie
Cingular Wireless Store Manager
Gave testimony regarding cellphone records

  • Direct Examination [KK] [180]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [189]

Bobbie Dohrwardt (re-called)
Team Leader, Technical Support Department, Cellcom
Gave testimony regarding cellphone records

  • Direct Examination [KK] [215]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [220]

Day 13 – 2007 Feb 28

Witnesses
Special Agent Tom Sturdivant
Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation
Involved in searches of Avery Yard, Nov 8 & 10
Present when first bone discovered by Jason Jost, Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Officer, Nov 8
Discovered bones in burnpit, Nov 8

  • Direct Examination [TF] [7]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [31]

Dr. Donald Simley
Dentist, Madison, Wisconsin
Provided services as forensic dentist examining burnpit evidence, Nov 9
Matched tooth found to Teresa from x-rays

  • Direct Examination [TF] [59]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [92]

Karen Halbach
Teresa’s Mother

  • Direct Examination [KK] [99]

Dr. Leslie Eisenberg
Forensic Anthropologist
Examined bone fragments, Nov 10

  • Direct Examination [TF] [114]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [174]

Day 14 – 2007 March 1

Witnesses
Dr. Leslie Eisenberg
Forensic Anthropologist
Examined bone fragments, Nov 10

  • Cross-Examination [DS] [4]
  • Redirect Examination [TF] [41]
  • Recross-Examination [DS] [46]

Curtis Thomas
Electronics Engineer, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Testified regarding burnt camera & mobile phone

  • Direct Examination [KK] [52]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [73]
  • Redirect Examination [KK] [79]
  • Recross-Examination [JB] [80]

William Newhouse
Firearm and Toolmark Examiner, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory

  • Direct Examination [TF] [82]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [119]
  • Redirect Examination [TF] [171]
  • Recross-Examination [JB] [181]

Day 15 – 2007 March 2

Witnesses
Kenneth Olson
Forensic Scientist, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory
Involved in the analysis of items found in burn barrel and skull fragments

  • Direct Examination [TF] [4]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [31]
  • Redirect Examination [TF] [35]
  • Recross-Examination [JB] [35]

Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen
Medical Examiner, Milwaukee County
Involved in the analysis of the bone fragments

  • Direct Examination [NG] [38]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [54]
  • Redirect Examination [NG] [79]

Day 16 – 2007 March 5

Witnesses
Dr. Marc Lebeau
Chief of the Chemistry Unit, FBI Laboratory
Tested blood in RAV4 for EDTA

  • Direct Examination [NG] [4]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [51]

Day 17 – 2007 March 6

Witnesses
Lynn Zigmunt
Clerk of Court for Manitowoc County
Testified regarding SA files from previous conviction

  • Direct Examination [TF] [16]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [36]
  • Redirect Examination [TF] [64]
  • Recross-Examination [JB] [66]

Dr. Marc Lebeau
Chief of the Chemistry Unit, FBI Laboratory
Tested blood in RAV4 for EDTA

  • Direct Examination [NG] [73]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [137]
  • Redirect Examination [NG] [254]
  • Recross-Examination [JB] [259]

Day 18 – 2007 March 7

Witnesses
Special Agent Rodney Pevytoe
Arson Bureau, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation
Examined burn pit, Nov 10

  • Direct Examination [TF] [5]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [40]
  • Redirect Examination [TF] [88]
  • Recross-Examination [DS] [92]

Michael Riddle
Latent Fingerprint & Footwear Examiner, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory
Examined RAV4 for fingerprints

  • Direct Examination [TF] [95]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [119]
  • Redirect Examination [TF] [146]
  • Recross-Examination [JB] [148]

Anthony Joseph Zimmerman
Network Engineer, Cingular Wireless
Gave evidence regarding cell records and voicemail

  • Direct Examination [KK] [153]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [164]

Michael Daniel Halbach
Teresa’s Brother
Testimony regarding accessing Teresa’s voicemail

  • Direct Examination [KK] [176]
  • Cross-Examination [JB] [180]

Investigator Mark Wiegert
Calumet County Sheriff’s Department
Co-Lead Investigator in the murder of Teresa halbach

  • Direct Examination [KK] [185]
  • Cross-Examination [DS] [203]

State Rests [260]


Day 19 – 2007 March 8

Motions [5]

Witnesses
Lisa Buchner
School Bus Driver
Dropped off Brendan & Blaine, 31 October

  • Direct Examination [DS] [102]
  • Cross-Examination [NG] [114]
  • Redirect Examination [DS] [121]

John Leurquin
Propane Truck Driver
Present at Avery Road, 31 October

  • Direct Examination [JB] [122]
  • Cross-Examination [TF] [138]
  • Redirect Examination [JB] [144]
  • Recross-Examination [TF] [146]
  • Re-Redirect Examination [JB] [147]

Roland Johnson
Owner of SA trailer, owner of guns found at trailer

  • Direct Examination [JB] [148]
  • Cross-Examination [KK] [175]
  • Redirect Examination [JB] [192]

Debra Kakatsch
Manitowoc County Coroner
Testified regarding not being involved in investigation

  • Direct Examination [DS] [197]

Day 20 – 2007 March 9

Witnesses
Janine Arvizu
Laboratory Quality Auditor
Gave testimony regarding quality of Marc LeBeau’s EDTA testing of blood

  • Direct Examination [JB] [5]
  • Cross-Examination [NG] [65]
  • Redirect Examination [JB] [96]
  • Recross-Examination [NG] [103]
  • Further Redirect [JB] [105]

Dr. Scott Fairgrieve
Chair of the Department of Forensic Science, Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada
Testimony regarding remains found in burn pit

  • Direct Examination [DS] [107]
  • Cross-Examination [TF] [156]
  • Redirect Examination [DS] [189]
  • Recross-Examination [TF] [194]

Investigator Mark Wiegert
Calumet County Sheriff’s Department
Co-Lead Investigator in the murder of Teresa halbach

  • Direct Examination [DS] [196]
  • Cross-Examination [KK] [199]
  • Redirect Examination [DS] [202]
  • Recross-Examination [KK] [204]

Day 21 – 2007 March 12

Court’s Decisions

  • Fair Testing Motion [3]
  • Motion To Suppress Multiple Searches [11]
  • Motion To Dismiss All Charges Against The Defendant At Close Of State’s Case [16]
  • Individual Voir Dire [25]

Defendant Waives Right To Testify [78]
Defense Rests [83]


Day 22 – 2007 March 13

Jury Instruction Conference (Jury Not Present)


Day 23 – 2007 March 14

Individual Voir Dire

  • Laura Barber [3]

Instructions [8]

Closing Arguments

Peremptory Strikes


Day 24 – 2007 March 15

Closing Argument

  • Attorney Dean Strang [5]

Rebuttal Argument

  • Attorney Kenneth Kratz [54]

Final Instructions [119]

Alternate Juror


Day 25 – 2007 March 16

Jury Request for materials [2]
Juror Dismissal Decision [4]
Jury Instructions [9]
Jury Request regarding Bobby Dassey’s testimony [15]


Day 26 – 2007 March 17

Juror Request To Review Sherry Culhane Testimony On Dna Results From Rifle [2]


Day 27 – 2007 March 18

Jury Decision [2]


Abreviations

Defendant
[SA] Steven Avery

Attorneys
[KK] Kenneth Kratz
[TF] Thomas Fallon
[NG] Norman Gahn
[DS] Dean Strang
[JB] Jerome Buting