2018 closed with Ken Andersen still wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. However, 2018 saw the state of Minnesota granting Ken a new hearing and new evidence was introduced to prove he is innocent. He is currently awaiting the Judge to rule on the following petitions. Of course, the state’s argument is that their theory and the mislead jury is infallible and anything else is a lie. Here’s the entire proceeding. Take the time and see for yourself.petitioner’s post-hearing memorandum
On Tuesday of this week, Ken Andersen appeared back in court to introduce new evidence that he is innocent of the crime of murder. I spoke with him on the phone Wednesday, and Ken thinks the hearing went very well. He and his attorney, were able to bring to light many new facts that add to a pile of evidence he is not the person responsible for Chad Swedberg’s murder.
This is a long process and very difficult to accomplish. If any of you are watching season 2 of Netflix’s “Making of a Murderer”, it is easy to have reasonable doubt either of those men committed that crime. In spite of a world wide audience that is convinced of their innocence, they both remain imprisoned. Ken’s situation is no different. Many people want to always give law enforcement the benefit of the doubt, and this is what occurs when all they desire is a conviction at any cost.
Ken outlined the process that is happening now, and believes he should hear an ultimate ruling in about five months. The media was mostly silent this week, except for Kevin Wallevand, at Channel Six in Fargo. Here is the interview he gave with Ken’s mother, Geraldine Bellanger.
On October 23, 2018, a court will hear and render a decision, after hearing evidence that Ken Andersen is not guilty of the murder of Chad Swedberg. Let us pray that this leads to Ken’s freedom and exoneration. The sad part will be that the authorities got the wrong person and allowed the murderer to go free. Here is the order for a new hearing.
This blog tells the story of how Kenneth Andersen was wrongfully convicted of the tragic murder of Chad Swedberg in White Earth, Minnesota. It contains police reports, police recordings, witness statements, and legal briefs that give in great detail how this came to be.
Currently, Mr. Andersen has an appeal before the State Supreme Court and is waiting a decision. One of the most difficult chores in telling this true story has been getting people to talk. Jurors and members on the community shun any publicity in fear of retaliation from authorities. Thank God for the brave souls who have come forward and shone a light on the truth of this awful crime. Ken and his family have asked me to offer a reward for information.
Starting today, Ken and his family guarantee a $5000 cash reward to anyone who comes forward and gives information that leads to Ken’s conviction being overturned and his ultimate exoneration. If you or someone you know has information about Chad Swedberg’s murder, that leads to Kenneth Andersen’s wrongful conviction being overturned, Ken being exonerated and set free, please do the following:
Contact me – John Bucher – at this blog. Under “comments” leave me a message of what you know and how to reach you. Your information will be kept confidential and not published.
Call Geraldine Bellinger at 218-204-0374
Kenneth Andersen’s latest petition asking the court to at least READ his list of defects of his wrongful conviction and new evidence that was not known when Becker County railroaded him into a life sentence for a crime he did not commit, will appear before the court on December 5, 2017.
Ken Andersen’s fight to prove his innocence has never taken a break or surrendered. If you are new to this true story of a man who was wrongly convicted of murder, I urge you to start at the beginning of this blog and see the pieces fit together that prove Ken Andersen did not kill Chad Swedberg.
The latest round of appeals to the so-called justice system has been countless petitions from Ken and his attorney introducing dozens of instances where his trial was deeply flawed and prejudiced plus a list of new evidence. So far the state of Minnesota has ignored all of this and just repeated the trial transcripts as if they are Biblical and calling Ken a liar. All of this is now done and will soon go before the Supreme Court of Minnesota. There is new hope there as a new member of the court has joined them, and there must someone willing to read this petition and not just parrot the wrong ideas from the trial. Here is Ken’s attorney’s latest petition and Ken’s own brief he penned that will got before the court.