Mark Jensen Loses Latest Appeal

A federal judge in the Mark Jensen case has denied the latest appeal by the defense. That’s means Jensen’s reinstated homicide conviction will stand-at least for the moment. The 2008 conviction had been overturned on appeal due to a letter written by Julie that implicated her husband in her death in 1998 being tossed out of evidence. That letter has been reinstated and instead of ordering a new trial Judge Chad Kerkman simply reinstated the original conviction. The federal judge said that since a local judge made the ruling, any appeal must go through the state courts. The judge also took exception to a claim by the defense that Judge Kerkman had been “duped” into reinstating the conviction. Further appeals are expected and the defense will continue to lobby for a new trial.



Website: Kenosha 12th Best in the Country For Home Sales Walker says he got no gift from woman charged as agent Vukmir scores NRA endorsement in Republican Senate primary Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong? Soglin won’t run for re-election as Madison mayor Roys, aided by personal loan, leads Democrats in fundraising