Charges to be filed in slaying
CHILTON, Wis. – A man who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit will be charged with killing a woman whose vehicle was found near his home, a prosecutor said Friday. Steven Avery’s blood was found inside Teresa Halbach’s sport utility vehicle, said Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz, who plans to charge Avery with first-degree intentional homicide by Tuesday. “It is no longer a question, at least in my mind as special prosecutor in the case, who is responsible for … the death of Teresa Halbach,” Kratz said. Avery, who was freed from prison two years ago, has denied involvement in the disappearance of Halbach, 25, who was last seen Oct. 31. The freelance photographer had three appointments that day to take pictures of vehicles for sale, including one at a salvage yard owned by Avery’s family in Manitowoc County, about 25 miles south of Green Bay. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Days of searching for the Hilbert woman ended Thursday, when authorities announced they had found the burned remains of a woman. Like the SUV, which was spotted last weekend, the remains were found at the salvage yard. The remains had not been identified Friday, but Calumet County Sheriff Jerry Pagel said investigators believe they are Halbach’s. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!