Trial For Murder of Missing Kenosha Man Continues

By Pete Serzant, WLIP News

KENOSHA, WI (WLIP)–The trial of a Wisconsin man accused of killing a Kenosha man continues.

Prosecutors allege that Zachariah Anderson killed Rosalio Gutierrez in his Kenosha apartment in May of 2020 because Gutierrez was Anderson’s former girlfriend’s new love interest.

In Friday’s testimony, jurors heard from Lisa Treffinger, an investigator from the Wisconsin State Crime Lab about DNA evidence from both the apartment and Anderson’s vehicle.

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Gravely asked the witness about the ability to gather usable DNA evidence in an effort to rebut the defense’s claims that the investigation was faulty.

The defense objected however, saying that they had no knowledge the witness was to be questioned on crime scene investigation generally, instead of the specifics of the case.

Judge Bruce Schroeder was set to rule on the objection Monday morning.

Anderson faces first degree intentional homicide charges as well as two counts of stalking and one count of hiding a corpse.