Entertainment Prosecutors: No merit to 'Making a Murderer' trial request

03:00  09 june  2017
03:00  09 june  2017 Source:   MSN

Suspect to face trial in deaths of Calgary mom and her five-year-old daughter

  Suspect to face trial in deaths of Calgary mom and her five-year-old daughter A Calgary man will stand trial on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a mother and her young daughter, a judge ruled Monday. Provincial court Judge Gerry Meagher found there was sufficient evidence that a properly instructed jury could convict Edward Downey as charged.Defence counsel Gavin Wolch had argued against committal for his client.At Wolch’s request, Meagher imposed a publication ban on evidence in the case when Downey’s preliminary inquiry commenced on April 11.

APPLETON — Prosecutors say there’s no merit to a request for a new trial for a Wisconsin man who was the subject of the hit Netflix series “ Making a Murderer .” Steven Avery’s attorney filed a nearly 1,300-page court document Wednesday, June 7th asking for a new trial

APPLETON, Wis. — Prosecutors say there's no merit to a request for a new trial for a Wisconsin man who was the subject of the hit Netflix series " Making a Murderer .". Steven Avery's attorney filed a nearly 1,300-page court document Wednesday asking for a new trial

APPLETON, Wis. - Prosecutors say there's no merit to a request for a new trial for a Wisconsin man who was the subject of the hit Netflix series "Making a Murderer."

Steven Avery's attorney filed a nearly 1,300-page court document Wednesday asking for a new trial, arguing Avery's conviction was based on planted evidence and false testimony.

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice later released a statement saying it was confident Avery's motion would be rejected.

Avery was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree intentional homicide in the 2005 death of photographer Teresa Halbach in northern Wisconsin.

Avery's nephew, Brendan Dassey, told detectives he helped his uncle rape and kill Halbach in the Avery family's salvage yard. A judge overturned Dassey's conviction in August. State attorneys are appealing that decision.

Cosby's lurid decade-old testimony is read to the jury .
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - The jury at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial heard from the comedian without him actually taking the stand Thursday as prosecutors read into the record his lurid, decade-old testimony about giving pills to Andrea Constand and then reaching into her pants. Jurors sat riveted and took notes as they heard the TV star say that as he touched her body at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004, "I don't hear her say anything. And I don't Jurors sat riveted and took notes as they heard the TV star say that as he touched her body at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004, "I don't hear her say anything. And I don't feel her say anything.

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