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Kenosha DA’s Failure To Turn Over Evidence Sparks Mistrial In High Profile Murder Case: Source

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Kenosha DA Michael Graveley (D)

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.

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Zachariah Anderson

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.

Rosalio Gutierrez, Jr.

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.

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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.

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  1. DA Graveley never ceases to amaze me. Most amazing, how does he even possess a license to practice law or still have a job? Has he even won a case in 2022? Wonder if the victims mother can file suit for relocation expenses and duress? Apparently there isn’t much over-site on DA’s in Wisconsin. If I remember correctly, even Zapf was somewhat held accountable even though I felt he should have been criminally charged. Seriously, Graveley appears to be either incompetent or downright lazy and unorganized. Seems to me he has the cognitive skills of Joe Biden. Yes, I’m going with that after counting to 25.

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  2. The actions of the DA is unacceptable, in this case. My nephew, his grandmother and his sister deserve justice for the loss of his father, Rosalio. The DA should have been more then prepared for this hearing. Now the family has to wait longer.

  3. i have been missing out on kenosha kevin these last few days- i am binge reading tonight to catch up. good golly- there have been some fireworks. ok- we all are aware gravely is such a sorry excuse for a person in his position- i think he may have Alzheimer’s or something as such- what else would explain him being such a bumbling idiot. thank heavens the judge was smart enough to take notice of gravely’s mistake – had the judge not have called a mistrial- the murderer could have been set free for good- not just a delay. just another comedy of errors from the da office- standard operating proceedure.

    1. No excuse for this. The Defense attorney in this case is very good and has a lot of experience and my fear is that Rosalios family and friends won’t get justice for him due to an incompetent District Attorney. That would be a travesty! This case is mostly circumstantial and without having a body it is going to be essential that at the very least the Prosecution is organized and prepared. I want to give DA Gravely the benefit of the doubt but needless to say this not a good start and very concerning. I guess if there is a bright side, this gives the Prosecution another six months to make sure they are fully prepared and ready or better yet another six months to possibly find Rosalios remains.

  4. I am confussed. Both sides are ready. The jury is enpaneled. The State gives it’s opening statement.
    The Defense gives it’s opening statement.
    The witness is about to be called.
    Mistrial?? Why. Because the State referred to the wrong address in it’s opening statement.
    Shame on Defense, shame on Judge. Trial is about truth, facts. Either she went to the victim’s residence, or not.
    Everytime the State has something wrong, a mistrial is called, is unfair to the defendant and the taxpayer’s.
    When does “Double Jeaperdy” attach? Oh, after the State gets to get all of it’s addresses correct via mistrials.
    We all understand Brady violations but here the defense had the correct address of the victim’s residence, told the jury what it was. “No Brady violation” there – goes to witness credibility, for the jury to evaluate.
    We can safely say, the criminal complaint gives the correct address where police/investigators went for the welfare check. Where evidence of foul play was discovered, missing carpet, blood stains, blood splatter indicating multiple blows from object – “probably” where victim was murdered, or was he actually murdered in Saukville, Ozaukee County.
    Another good question for the Jury. No proof where the missing man was actually murdered/killed or that he is actually dead, Iikewise the actual murder weapon used.
    Of course all of us want the killer to pay for his crimes, but where the murder took place is extremely important and can not be proven, only speculated. What was the murder weapon, again can not be proven, speculated.
    Who can say forsure the victim was knocked unconscious, rolled up in a rug and killed later by knife or gunshot in another county.
    Facts, Proof, Innocent beyond a reasonable doubt, have been replaced by the D.A. ( State ) thinks and speculates it happened this way, so the defendant is guilty.
    How many billions have we paid to convicted U.S. citizens who were convicted and years later proven “onnocent” and how many have we “executed” and learned later they did not do the crime for which they were executed.
    Do we have Justice or do we have Vengeance.
    TEE.

    1. This fucker is not innocent. Rosalio was a great person. I hope this POS gets shanked during the 6 additional months he has sit in jail until his trial.

      By the way, it’s “Jeopardy” and not “Jeaperdy” you twat.

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      1. And you know he’s not innocent how? There’s no body. No murder weapon. No evidence putting him anywhere near the crime scene that day. No strong evidence actually, period. Just a lot of inept fuckery from the police department and now a forced trial by the D.A. to cover up what sad sacks of shit everyone was that completed this “investigation.”

        I’m not sure how you reached your conclusion, but if you listened to any of the D.A.’s opening statement, all of his “evidence” is speculation and hearsay. What a fucking joke.

        This is just a sad case of a man who is paying the price because his baby mama wanted custody of the kids bad enough to point fingers at him when her new fuck buddy went missing. Apparently, in the state of Wisconsin, all you need to be “proven guilty” is an accusation. The police NEVER investigated anyone else. Never. Then redacted and/or hid a bunch of information to coverup their incompetency. But, that will come to light in due time.

        Based on the anger in your response, I’m going to guess you knew the victim. If you did, I hope you and all of his friends/family get the justice he deserves. But not at the expense of an innocent man.

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        1. Pardon, my interruption into this conversation, but the following circumstancial evidence against Mr Anderson is overwhelming to me:
          1. Stalking the victim prior to the victim’s murder (indicated by high volume of blood splatter in apt & missing rug).
          2. Mr Guiterrez DNA found inside Mr Anderson’s van.
          3. Large area inside Mr Anderson’s van with missing carpet & bleach stains + bleach smell.
          4. Charred remains of Mr Anderson’s clothing post-murder of Mr Guiterrez.

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        2. Pardon, my interruption into this conversation, but the following circumstancial evidence against Mr Anderson is overwhelming to me:
          1. Stalking the victim prior to the victim’s murder (indicated by high volume of blood splatter in apt & missing rug).
          2. Mr Guiterrez DNA found inside Mr Anderson’s van.
          3. Large area inside Mr Anderson’s van with missing carpet & bleach stains + bleach smell.
          4. Charred remains of Mr Anderson’s clothing post-murder of Mr Guiterrez.

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        3. Pardon, my interruption into this conversation, but the following circumstancial evidence against Mr Anderson is overwhelming to me:
          1. Stalking the victim prior to the victim’s murder (indicated by high volume of blood splatter in apt & missing rug).
          2. Mr Guiterrez DNA found inside Mr Anderson’s van.
          3. Large area inside Mr Anderson’s van with missing carpet & bleach stains + bleach smell.
          4. Charred remains of Mr Anderson’s clothing post-murder of Mr Guiterrez.

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