UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) A state appeals court said no today to throwing out a Plover man's murder conviction on a technicality. Michael Haydon, who's now 47, was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide and robbery for killing truck driver Pat Zemke in 2003, in a rig parked just off a freeway exit north of Stevens Point. Haydon appealed the case. He said prosecutors should not have allowed his jury to hear testimony that his ex-girlfriend gave in another case.
The woman said Haydon sexually assaulted her in the hours before he killed Lemke. T
he Fourth District Appellate Court ruled today that the woman's testimony was relevant to his case, and therefore it was allowed properly. Prosecutors said Haydon thought Zemke was actually somebody else -- another trucker that Haydon assumed was having an affair with his ex-girlfriend.