This past Monday, March 14, 2022, a jury was picked and ready to hear testimony for a high profile murder case here in Kenosha. Zachariah Anderson was ready to stand trial for 1st degree intentional murder, hiding a corpse, and two counts of stalking. He is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, Rosalio Gutierrez, Jr on or about April 1, 2020. He is also accused of disposing of Rosalio’s body.
Rosalio’s body has not yet been recovered, but almost two years later, the jury was hearing opening statements by DA Michael Graveley and Anderson’s defense attorneys on Tuesday. Today, the first witnesses for the prosecution were scheduled to take the stand. No witness would be sworn in today, however. According to a source inside the courtroom, the defense accused Graveley of not turning over a statement of a witness. After a brief discussion, Judge Bruce Schroeder declared a mistrial.
According to Fox6 News, Rosalio’s mother had temporarily relocated to Kenosha from Colorado for the trial and was happy to finally get justice. According to court records, however, they will need to wait another 6 months. The new jury trial is scheduled for September 12, 2022.
Judge Bruce Schroeder
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)
We reached out to Anderson’s defense team and DA Graveley and didn’t immediately hear back.
Our local newspaper has decided against writing a story about this.