Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery is denied a new trial
Making a Murderer‘s Steven Avery has been denied a new trial over the murder of Teresa Halbach.
A new trial to overturn Avery’s conviction has been denied after the judge ruled that there was not sufficient evidence to warrant one.
“The defendant has failed to establish any grounds that would trigger the right to a new trial in the interests of justice,” ruled Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Judge Angela Sutkiewicz. “As such, no further consideration will be given to this issue.”
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Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner appeared confident last year that her client would have his conviction overturned and, despite this denial, has now claimed they will not be giving up.
She said in a statement: “We are filing an amended petition because we have additional test results and witness affidavits.
“The scientific testing is not completed. We remain optimistic that Mr Avery’s conviction will be vacated.”
Both Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were convicted in the October 31, 2005 killing of Wisconsin photographer Halbach, and both maintain their innocence. The case was followed in the popular Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer, which is expected to return soon with a second series.
Making A Murderer season one is available to watch on Netflix.