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In his order, Hyland said a 1997 Wisconsin Supreme Court decision held that a defendant in a felony case could not voluntarily waive the right to be present at sentencing by knowingly and voluntarily absent from the hearing. He also expressed concern that failing to compel Halderson to appear for his sentencing could present future problems if he decides to appeal the case.

“Requiring his presence at trial may violate Halderson’s expressed wishes, but it does not violate his constitutional rights. While it is possible to waive any right, the Court has not observed any successful appeal cases where the denial of a waiver resulted in the reversal of a conviction,” Hyland wrote in her order.

Over the weekend, prosecutor William Brown wrote a letter to Judge Hyland asking him to deny Halderson’s request.

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“He is a guilty of murder (sic), body mutilator and liar. His request to skip his sentencing hearing is absurd and an affront to the public interest and the expectations of his justice system,” Brown wrote. “The defendant does not have the right to simply skip hearings that might be uncomfortable or to avoid ultimately being held accountable for his behavior.”

Halderson is due to be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Wisconsin state law requires that he be sentenced to life in prison for the two first-degree intentional homicide charges he was convicted of, although Judge Hyland may allow the possibility of release conditionally in the future.

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Even if the judge says Halderson will be eligible for parole in the future, that doesn’t guarantee he will be freed – that decision would be made by a parole board and could deny the request depending on the situation at that time. that time.

You can watch the sentencing hearing live on Channel3000.com, the Channel3000+ streaming apps and the Channel3000 YouTube and Facebook pages on Thursday afternoon.



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