Filings/Evidence

This section contains selected legal filings for Bill’s case, as well as some of the key evidence. More recent filings are included up top with selected appellate and lower court filings and decisions/orders below.

U.S. SUPREME COURT

» Petition for Writ of Certiorari

» Brief for Edwin Meese III as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner

ALABAMA SUPREME COURT

» Alabama Supreme Court Certificate of Judgment and Dissenting Opinion
April 1, 2016

SUBMITTED TO THE ALABAMA SUPREME COURT

» Kuenzel Petition for Certiorari and Exhibits

» Motion for Leave to File a Brief as Amici Curiae by Eagle Forum of Alabama Education Foundation and Several Religious Leaders and Organizations in Alabama

MOTION FOR STAY OF EXECUTION ORDER

» Kuenzel Unopposed Motion for Stay of Order for his Execution

STATE COURT PETITION

» William Ernest Kuenzel v. State of Alabama

» Affidavit of David A. Kochman

» Affidavit of Robert M. Morgenthau

» Declaration of William J. Willingham

» Kuenzel Reply Brief for Appeal to Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals

RESPONSE TO STATE’S MOTION

» Kuenzel Opposition to the State’s Motion for an Execution Order

SUPREME COURT FILINGS

» Petition for Certiorari

» Brief of Amici Curiae Former-District Attorneys Morgenthau, Garcetti and McCann

» Final Reply Brief

SELECTED NEW EVIDENCE

» Testimony of Carolyn-Lewis-Gibbons regarding Venn’s possession of shotgun

» Grand Jury Testimony of April Harris

» Grand Jury Testimony of Crystal Epperson

» Expert Affidavit of Dr. James R. Gill

» Testimony of Crystal Floyd

» Police Notes of interview with Venn conducted two days after the murder

» Final Summation to the Trial Jury by Talladega County District Attorney Robert Rumsey, September 22, 1988


ADDITIONAL COURT FILINGS 

(Third) 11th Circuit Appeal

» Opinion of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
» Appellant-Kuenzel’s Brief
» Respondent-The State’s Brief
» Appellant-Kuenzel’s Reply Brief

60(b) Briefing

» Kuenzel’s 60(b) Motion: 60(b) Motion, Kochman Aff
» The State’s Response to Kuenzel’s 60(b) Motion: State Opp to 60(b), Crenshaw Aff
» Kuenzel’s Reply to the State’s Response: Reply Memo, Kochman Aff

» District Court’s Limited Discovery Order
» The State’s Response to the Limited Discovery Order
» Kuenzel’s Response to the Limited Discovery Order

» District Court’s 60(b) Order

Time Bar Briefing and 2009 Order

» District Court’s Time Bar Briefing Order
» The State’s Response to the Time Bar Briefing Order
» Kuenzel’s Response to the Time Bar Briefing Order
» District Court’s 2009 Order