New Appeal and New Evidence: Gun shells, Cigarette butts, and a Red coat

This past week Ken’s attorney filed a new petition in court with new evidence and more proof Ken Andersen is innocent and should be granted a fair trial with ALL of evidence shown to a jury of his PEERS. Read the proof for yourself:

Affidavit of Service

Memorandun of Law in Support of Petition for Postconviction Relief (3-20-2020)

Petition for postconviction relief (3-20-2020)

Andersen Postconviction Exhibits

 

 

April 13, 2020

I spoke with Ken Andersen today on the phone and he was emotional and down, as this is the anniversary of the death of his friend, Chad Swedberg. They were business partners and close friends even up to the day Chad was killed. Ken was wrongly convicted of his death and is serving a life sentence. That doesn’t change the fact Ken still grieves over the loss of his best friend. There is an old Native custom of putting tobacco outside to honor the memory of the departed. Ken asked me to post this and ask as many of you as possible to do this to remember Chad and his life. I would ask you to also remember that the wrong person was punished for this crime and the true killer is still out there, enjoying life, getting away with a murder.

Update for 2019 and New Evidence

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

motion to reopen record and expand record

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Ken’s Hearing- Oct 23

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.

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Reward

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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. 

Or 

Call Geraldine Bellinger at 218-204-0374