Chandler Halderson begins appeal process in parents’ murders

MADISON, Wis. — Chandler Halderson, the Dane County man convicted of killing and dismembering his parents last year, has begun the process to appeal his sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Online court records show a notice of intent to pursue post-conviction relief was filed in the case Friday. Just before Dane County Judge John Hyland sentenced Halderson on Thursday, Halderson spoke publicly for the first time and announced his plans to appeal the case.

“If there are any lawyers listening and willing to take on my appeal, take a moment to please reach out to me. It’s not that I do not have feelings. It’s that I was warned to not show them due to the scrutiny of this case,” Halderson said during brief remarks in court Thursday afternoon.

Halderson had 20 days from sentencing to start the appeal process by filing the notice of intent.

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