MADISON - The state appeals
court has upheld a man's 2006 murder conviction, discounting
his arguments that the prosecution produced insufficient
The court ruled Thursday that
the evidence against Matthew J. Knapp was valid. It also
approved the trial judge's decision to allow as testimony an
incriminating comment Knapp made years later.
Knapp was sentenced to 15
years for the bludgeoning death of 38-year-old Resa Scobie
Brunner with a baseball bat in 1987.
Investigators found Brunner's
blood splattered on Knapp's shoes. The appeals court says
there's nothing to suggest that evidence was insufficient.
Brunner also said "I'll
do to you what I did to her" while beating a girlfriend
a few years later. The appeals court says the comment was
correctly included as testimony.