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Chandler Halderson found guilty of killing and dismembering his parents

Chandler Halderson, a 23-year-old accused of killing and dismembering his parents, has been found guilty of all charges related to their deaths in a Wisconsin court.

Halderson was charged with two counts of the following charges; first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse, concealment of a corpse, and providing false information about a missing person investigation.

He did not speak during his arraignment hearing. His lawyers pleaded not guilty on his behalf.

Jurors deliberated for about two hours before delivering their verdict, according to Channel 3000 News.

Halderson will face life in prison following his first-degree intentional homicide convictions.

Booking photo of Chandler Halderson

(AP)

The trial lasted eight days, during which witnesses including law enforcement officers and forensic experts were questioned by prosecutors about the evidence in the case. Prosecutors say Halderson killed his parents, Bart and Krista, after he revealed he was lying about his college enrollment and job prospects.

Dane County Assistant District Attorney William Brown argued that Halderson lied to his parents about his college degree and having a job. His parents were questioning his ability to earn money and asking him for rent when they found out he had lied about finishing school and getting a job.

Halderson allegedly told his parents that he attended Madison College and worked at American Family Insurance, but there is no evidence that either claim was true. He also claimed he had volunteered to help Madison police as a diver and was in the running for a job at Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which was not true.

When Halderson’s father had questions about his college enrollment, he would show him emails he allegedly had between himself and college staff to prove his enrollment. One of those emails included a phone number, which the father called. The voice on the other end of the line sounded suspiciously like his son’s. Investigators later discovered that the phone number was linked to a cell phone bought by Halderson to trick his parents.

Prosecutors said his father arranged a meeting with the college for him and his son to attend the day he was killed. They argued that the imminent discovery of his ruse was the motive for the murder.

During the trial, the prosecution showed hundreds of physical and digital evidence against Halderson, including phone records placing him in the same area where his parents’ remains were found, and DNA from his parents’ blood. on his shoes.


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