Teresa Halbach Case

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It is October 31, 2005. This is the day Teresa Halbach went missing. The disappearance of Teresa Halbach marked the beginning of a long and controversial conviction of both Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Although the guilt or innocence of the two is still a hot topic, one must understand the criminal investigation that occurred. Knowing what steps investigators took and how they conducted each method is important to understand because this is what lead investigators to Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. First of all, Avery and Dassey are accused of kidnapping, murdering, and sexually assaulting Teresa Halbach on the 31st of October. Therefore, the crimes committed against Halbach were all set in different locations. The crime begins a little after when Teresa arrives at the Avery Salvage Yard at 2:30 pm to photograph a car Avery was attempting to…show more content…
As the evidence is being presented and testimonies are being given, there is a request to have Avery's .22 caliber gun swabbed for evidence. It is finally on January 19, 2006 that the FBI determines the bone remains belong to Halbach. Fast forward two months later, investigators return to search Avery's property, and they discover a bullet fragment and 11 empty shell casings. Therefore, with all of the evidence discovered in Avery's property, the DNA test, and testimonies given by experts and family members Steven Avery is found guilty on March 18, 2007 of first degree intentional homicide and possession of a firearm, but found not guilty of mutilation of a corpse. He is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of early release. While Brendan Dassey is found guilty of first degree intention homicide, mutilating a corpse, and second degree sexual assault. Dassey is sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of early release in

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