912 56th Street, #L, Kenosha, WI
This is the next preliminary hearing for Chrystul. The hearing starts at 9:30. We’ll get there by 8:30 and bookend the hearing with demos before and after outside the courthouse.
WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE CASE:
This will be a status hearing to see if any issues have come up and to schedule the next steps in the case. The last two hearings the judge ordered in favor of Chrystul’s defense. Her lawyers have been reviewing evidence from Kenosha police’s investigation of Volar’s child pornography activities. They expect this evidence to help them prove that Chrystul acted in self-defense. Judge Wilk released it over DA Michael Graveley’s arguments that Chrystul’s lawyers should not have access to it, so these have been important wins!
Also, last hearing, Chrystul requested that she not be driven down to Kenosha for these status hearings, because it’s burdensome to take a long bus ride and spend a weekend in the Kenosha County Jail. Judge Wilk allowed her to participate via video or telephone instead. She won’t be there, but her mom and support crew will!
A note on court etiquette: try to dress nice (doesn’t need to be formal, but presentable), take off hats when you enter the room, no using phones or talking while court is in session (when the judge is in the room). Some members of Volar’s family often show up, so we should try to sit together as a group. Be polite, but try to avoid interaction with them.
We want to show the judge and the DA that Chrystul is loved and missed, without making them feel disrespected or antagonistic.