Defendant does not testify, pursuing attorneys’ assistance

Closing arguments are set to start off Tuesday, March 21 in Zachariah Anderson’s murder demo. He is charged with killing Rosalio Gutierrez, his ex-girlfriend’s new appreciate desire, and hiding the overall body, which has never ever been observed.

It truly is been virtually three decades considering that any individual observed or listened to from Gutierrez. After the female he was dating uncovered a bloody scene within his Kenosha condominium, police concentrated on Anderson as a suspect.

“Do you recall overseeing the pumping of the septic tank on Mr. Anderson’s residence?” requested Nicolle Muller, defense attorney.

“The septic tank was pumped,” reported Kenosha Police Sgt. Daniel Bandi. “That is a position you could conceal a human body.”

As his homicide demo entered its fourth week Monday, Anderson’s defense worked to elevate ample doubt to influence a jury to locate Anderson not responsible. They argued law enforcement dismissed other opportunities.

“Did you uncover anything?” requested Muller. 

“We did not,” said Sgt. Bandi.

Law enforcement even searched Anderson’s family’s Sheboygan County business enterprise.

“There was the research of the Greenview/Anderson Tree Farm?” questioned Muller.

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“Correct,” said Sgt. Bandi. 

Far more time was spent Monday waiting for witnesses to present up than hearing testimony. A few defense witnesses had been unavailable. The very last defense witness, a deputy fireplace main, testified about getting known as to Anderson’s Mequon property as law enforcement found a continue to burning fire pit.

“What about metal-toed boots? Are people authorized to burn in these burn up pits?” requested Michael Graveley, district legal professional.

“No, sir,” explained Kurt Zellman, South Ozaukee Fireplace Department deputy chief. 

“What about underwear and socks?” questioned Graveley.

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“No, sir,” mentioned Zellman.

“Is it prevalent that in places, these types of as Mequon, individuals will burn some of their trash?” questioned Muller.

“If they are executing so, it’s in violation,” reported Zellman.

When the time came, Anderson said he was subsequent his attorneys’ tips by not testifying.

“I feel my attorneys gave me an outstanding explanation,” explained Anderson. “I do have inquiries, but as far as testifying is anxious, they ended up incredibly distinct with me about that. I feel we are presently mainly on the exact web site.”

By the afternoon, jurors were being provided guidelines and sent household, ordered to return Tuesday early morning for closing arguments.