Key Legal Documents from the Trial
Document Name Date Page Count
Note from Avery Re Not Talking to Media 11/12/2005 1
Appointment of Special Prosecutor Kratz 11/15/2005 1
Criminal Complaint 11/15/2005 4
Defendant’s Notice of Motion and Motion for Bail Reduction 11/29/2005 3
Motion for Leave to File Brief Amicus Curiae of Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law 1/11/2006 4
Defendant’s Notice of Motion and Amended Motion for Bail Reduction 1/10/2006 3
Brief of Amicus Curiae Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law 1/11/2006 10
Defendant’s Notice of Motion for Change of Venue 1/16/2006 2
Order Regarding Bail 1/20/2006 1
Defendant’s Discovery Demand 2/1/2006 10
Defendant’s Motion for Substitution of Counsel 2/21/2006 3
Order Allowing Withdrawal of State Public Defender and Counsel’s Entry of Appearance 2/24/2006 2
Defendant’s Motion to Modify Bail 2/24/2006 3
Defendant’s Motion to Assure Fair Forensic Testing 3/6/2006 6
Amended Criminal Complaint 3/7/2006 5
Motion to Amend Criminal Complaint and Criminal Information 3/8/2006 1
Motion to Deny or Increase Cash Bail with Exhibits 1-3 3/8/2006 32
State’s Response to Defendant’s Motion to Assure Fair Forensic Testing 3/9/2006 4
Defendant’s Motion for Order Limiting Public Disclosure 3/8/2006 10
Defendant’s Reply to State’s Objection to Motion to Assure Fair Forensic Testing 3/17/2006 5
Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss or Conduct Preliminary Hearing 3/27/2006 2
Defendant’s Memo Supporting Motion to Dismiss or Conduct Preliminary Hearing 3/27/2006 18
Defendant’s Reply Supporting Motion to Dismiss or Conduct Preliminary Hearing 4/4/2006 7
State’s Memo Supporting Additional Charges 3/31/2006 10
Order Denying Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Complaint or Conduct Preliminary Hearing 4/19/2006 1
Defendant’s Motion to Extend Motions Deadline and to Adjourn Trial 4/21/2006 10
Order Regarding Motion Hearing on 5-3-06 5/4/2006 2
Defendant’s Petition for Leave to Pursue Permissive Appeal 5/2/2006 0
Order from the Court of Appeals Dated 5-23-06 5/23/2006 1
Defendant’s Motion to Reduce Bail 6/1/2006 7
Defendant’s Motion to Exclude Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department 6/1/2006 17
State’s Preliminary Set of Motions in Limine 6/9/2006 48
State’s Motion in Limine – Admissibility of DNA Evidence 6/9/2006 2
State’s Memo of Law on Admissibility of DNA Evidence 6/9/2006 16
Denny Motion Prohibiting Evidence of Third Party Liability 6/9/2006 17
State’s Motion for Jury View 6/9/2006 4
Affidavit of Dean Strang 6/14/2006 8
Affidavit of Stephen M Glynn 6/14/2006 10
Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss 6/15/2006 2
Defendant’s Memo Supporting Motion to Dismiss 6/15/2006 18
Order from Supreme Court Dated 6-14-06 6/14/2006 1
Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Statement to Marinette County Sheriffs Department 6/15/2006 3
Defendant’s Memo Supporting Motion to Suppress Statements to Media 6/15/2006 11
Letter on Change of Venue 6/15/2006 2
Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Statements to Media in Jail 6/15/2006 2
Motion to Suppress Evidence 6/15/2006 26
Defendant’s Notice Concerning Interference with Right to Counsel 6/15/2006 12
Defendant’s Response to State’s Denny Motion to Prohibit Evidence of Third Party Liability 6/26/2006 10
Defendant’s Memo Opposing Uncharged Misconduct Evidence 6/26/2006 21
State’s Response to Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss – Pretrial Publicity 6/27/2006 3
Defendant’s Response to State’s Motion in Limine 7/3/2006 2
Defendant’s Memo on Evidence of Wrongful Conviction and Accusations of Prisoners 6/28/2006 17
State’s Reply to Defendant’s Response to State’s Denny Motion to Prohibit Evidence of Third Party Liability 7/3/2006 1
Supplemental Memo in Support of State’s Motion in Limine 7/5/2006 3
Order Regarding State’s Denny Motion Prohibiting Evidence of Third-Party Liability 7/10/2006 2
Motion in Limine – Series 1 – Redacted Copy 7/11/2006 5
Order Denying Defendant’s Motion to Reduce Bail 7/10/2006 1
Defendant’s Memo on Jury View 7/13/2006 7
First Order to Unseal Documents 7/13/2006 2
Defendant’s Memo on Examples of Prejudicial Pretrial Publicity 7/13/2006 18
Defendant’s First Motion in Limine 7/14/2006 6
State’s Response to Motion to Suppress Statements to News Reporters 7/17/2006 12
Affidavit of Tim Halbach Re Defendant’s Motion for Change of Venue 7/18/2006 2
State’s Memo Re Defendant’s Motion for Change of Venue 7/21/2006 10
Defendant’s Memo Opposing Evidence of Teresa Halbach Statements 7/31/2006 8
Supplementary Memo in Support of Other Acts Evidence 7/26/2006 11
Defendant’s Reply Opposing Uncharged Misconduct Evidence 7/31/2006 6
State’s Response to Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Evidence 8/4/2006 11
State’s Supplemental Response to Motion to Suppress Statements to News Reporters 8/7/2006 4
Second Supplementary Memo in Support of Other Acts Evidence 8/9/2006 14
Stipulation on Jailhouse Media Interviews 8/17/2006 4
Stipulation Re Venue and Trial Schedule 8/17/2006 6
State’s Response to Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Statement to Marinette County Sheriff 8/18/2006 6
Defendant’s Memo Opposing Admission of Prisoners Claims 8/18/2006 12
Defendant’s Post-Hearing Memo Supporting Suppression of Marinette County Statements 8/21/2006 25
Order Concerning Pretrial Motion 8/28/2006 1
Defendant’s Brief in Support of Motion to Suppress Evidence 9/12/2006 34
Motion for Return of Property 9/11/2006 3
Order Limiting Public Disclosure 9/11/2006 3
State’s Response to Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Fruits of November 5 Search Warrant 9/14/2006 38
Order Re Venue and Trial Schedule 9/14/2006 2
Decision and Order on State’s Motion to Allow the Introduction of Nine Items of Other Acts Evidence 9/22/2006 17
Defendant’s Motion to Exclude Jail Statements and Tapes 10/2/2006 2
Defendant’s Memo Supporting Exclusion of Jail Statements and Tapes 10/2/2006 15
Defendant’s Supplemental Memo in Support of Motion to Suppress Evidence 10/12/2006 14
State’s Supplemental Demand for Discovery and Inspection 10/13/2006 3
State’s Reply Brief on Alleged Multiple Executions of Single Search Warrant 10/26/2006 11
Pretrial Scheduling Order 10/25/2006 5
State’s Brief on the Admissibility of Jail Recording 10/27/2006 15
Defendant’s Reply Supporting Exclusion of Jail Statement Tapes 11/6/2006 12
Motion to Quash Subpoena 12/1/2006 3
Memo in Support of Motion to Quash Subpoena 12/1/2006 18
Affidavit of Counsel in Support of Motion to Quash Subpoena 12/1/2006 2
Affidavit in Support of Motion to Quash Subpoena 12/1/2006 11
State’s Memo Re Motions in Limine and Correspondence 12/4/2006 5
Decision and Order on Defendant’s Motion to Exclude Jail Statements and Tapes 12/11/2006 4
Defendant’s Motion for Order Allowing Access to Prior Court File 12/8/2006 26
Decision and Order on Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Evidence 12/12/2006 21
Decision and Order on Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Statement to Marinette County Sheriff 12/12/2006 8
Offer of Proof 12/13/2006 12
Proposed Stipulation 12/13/2006 0
Defendant’s Witness List 12/15/2006 0
Correspondence from DA Kratz Re State’s Witnesses 12/15/2006 6
Second Order to Unseal Documents 12/20/2006 2
State’s Response to Memo in Support of Motion to Quash Subpoena 12/22/2006 12
Notice of Motion to Exclude or to Analyze Blood Vial Evidence 1/3/2007 1
Memo in Support of Motion to Exclude or to Analyze Blood Vial Evidence 1/3/2007 8
Defendant’s Response to State’s Motion to Exclude Blood Vial Evidence 1/4/2007 7
Defendant’s Disclosure of Potential Expert Witnesses 1/5/2007 43
Defendant’s Statement on Third-Party Responsibility 1/8/2007 20
Notice of Motion and Motion to Preclude Third Party Liability Evidence 1/8/2007 2
Memo to Preclude Third Party Liability Evidence 1/8/2007 12
Decision and Order Denying State’s Motion for Continuance to Analyze Vial of Blood 1/9/2007 12
Decision and Order on State’s Motion to Exclude Blood Vial Evidence 1/30/2007 15
Demand for Compliance with Discovery Requests 1/12/2007 8
Reply Memo in Support of Motion to Quash Subpoena 1/12/2007 10
Reply Affidavit of Counsel in Support of Motion to Quash Subpoena 1/12/2007 1
Reply Affidavit in Support of Motion to Quash Subpoena 1/12/2007 4
Defendant’s Statement on Planted Blood 1/12/2007 26
State’s Recommendation as to Wrongful Conviction Evidence 1/12/2007 3
Reply to Defendant’s Statement on Planted Blood 1/16/2007 11
Motion for Relief from Pretrial Scheduling Order 1/16/2007 1
Defendant’s Motion to Exclude Computer-Generated Animations 1/17/2007 10
Decision and Order on State’s Motion in Limine Re Teresa Halbach History 1/17/2007 7
Defendant’s Motion for Disclosure of Exculpatory Information 1/17/2007 7
Decision and Order Granting Motion to Quash Subpoena 1/18/2007 9
Order Regarding Trial Administration 1/19/2007 7
State’s Proposed Jury Instructions 1/19/2007 2
Order Regulating Conduct of Witnesses During Trial 1/19/2007 2
Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Sexual Assault Kidnapping and False Imprisonment Charges 1/24/2007 10
Defendant’s Motion Concerning Courtroom Security 1/25/2007 7
Defendant’s Second Motion in Limine 1/25/2007 4
Letter from Sheriff Pagel to Judge Willis Re Avery Stun Belt 1/28/2007 2
Defendant’s Memo on Teresa Halbach 1/11/2007 8
Decision and Order on Wrongful Conviction Evidence 1/30/2007 9
Decision and Order on Admissibility of Third Party Liability Evidence 1/30/2007 15
Motion for Release of Blood Vial Evidence and Blood Card Spots for Scientific Testing 1/31/2007 2
Defendant’s Motion to Exclude State Expert Witness Testimony and Motion to Compel Disclosure of Potentially Exculpatory Evidence 1/31/2007 10
Defendant’s Response to State’s Motion to Exclude Blood Vial Evidence 2/1/2007 7
Order Granting State’s Request for Release of Blood Vial 2/5/2007 1
Decision and Order on Defendant’s Motion Concerning Courtroom Security 2/8/2007 4
Sgt Tyson Testimony Re Swabbing of Hood Latch 2/19/2007 4
Defendant’s Motion for Sequential Independent Testing and Funding 2/25/2007 33
Note from Jury Bailiff 2/21/2007 1
Report of Examination – EDTA 2/26/2007 3
Motion to Admit ETDA Test Results and Reply to Request for Sequential Independent Testing and Funding 3/1/2007 19
Order Granting State’s Motion to Admit EDTA Testing and Denying Defense Motion for Mistrial and Continuance 3/7/2007 1
Defendant’s Reply in Support of Motion for Sequential Independent Testing and Funding 3/4/2007 10
Defendant’s Proposed Jury Instructions – 1 3/8/2007 12
State’s Proposed Modification of WIS JI-Criminal Motive 3/7/2007 1
Defendant’s Proposed Jury Instructions – 2 3/10/2007 4
Jury Instructions 3/14/2007 14
State’s Response to Defendant’s Proposed Jury Instructions 3/11/2007 16
Supplement Jury Instructions 3/16/2007 1
Jury Question with Transcript Excerpts 3/17/2007 5
Jury Question with Response from Judge Willis 3/16/2007 2
Verdict – Guilty of First Degree Intentional Homicide 3/18/2007 1
Verdict – Guilty of Possession of a Firearm 3/18/2007 1
Verdict – Not Guilty of Mutilating a Corpse 3/18/2007 1
Order Vacating Order Limiting Public Disclosure 3/20/2007 1
Third Order to Unseal Documents 3/23/2007 2
Order on Preservation of Blood Evidence and Independent Defense Testing 4/4/2007 3
Order to Release Trial Exhibits 4/11/2007 2
Defendant’s Motion for New Trial 4/13/2007 39
Order Revoking Bail 5/1/2007 1
Judgment of Conviction on Count 1 6/1/2007 1
Defendant’s Memo on Brendan Dassey Statements 5/29/2007 0
Written Explanation of Determinate Sentence 6/1/2007 1
Judgment of Conviction on Count 3 6/1/2007 1
Victim Notice of Rights 6/1/2007 1
Notice of Intent to Pursue Post-Conviction Relief 6/7/2007 2
Jury Questionnaire 10/13/2007 15
Motion in Limine – Defense DNA Testing 10/19/2007 2
Search Warrant File 9/18/2007 0
Post-Conviction Motion 6/26/2009 0
Defendant’s Offer of Proof Re Discharged Jurors Testimony 7/23/2009 5
Defendant’s Brief Re Taking Discharged Jurors Testimony 7/23/2009 14
State’s Response Re Defendants Offer of Proof Re Discharged Jurors Testimony 8/7/2009 12
Defendant’s Reply Re Discharged Jurors Testimony at Post-Conviction Hearing 8/19/2009 10
Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Prosequendum 9/1/2009 1
Fourth Order to Unseal Documents 9/29/2009 1
Defendant’s Brief in Support of Post-Conviction Motion 10/28/2009 0
Defendant’s Reply Brief in Support of Post-Conviction Motion 11/12/2009 40
State’s Response to Defendant’s Post-Conviction Motion 10/30/2009 0
State’s Reply to Defendant’s Post-Conviction Motion 11/13/2009 17
Order from the Court of Appeals Dated 12-2-09 12/2/2009 1
Decision and Order of Defendants Motion for Post-Conviction Relief 1/25/2010 0
Motion for Additional Extension of Time for Circuit Court to Decide Defendant’s Post-Conviction Motion 11/30/2009 6
Notice of Appeal – Statement on Transcript 2/9/2010 4