MAKING A MURDERER: There's been a major update in Steven Avery's case
The story continues.
Steven Avery, the focus of Netflix’s Making a Murderer, has had his request for a new trial denied.
Avery was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of murdering 25-year-old Teresa Halbach in 2005.
To this day, Avery maintains that he is innocent.
His attorney requested a new trial because she believed she had new evidence to present at trial if it had been granted.
“We have additional test results and witness affidavits,” she said in a statement.
“The scientific testing is not complete, we remain optimistic that Mr. Avery’s conviction will be vacated.”
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) October 3, 2017
— Carla Chase (@averydassey) October 3, 2017
The judge made the ruling that the evidence provided did not warrant a new trial.
In 2016, Steven Avery’s nephew Brendan Dassy 2007 conviction for assisting Avery in the murder was overturned.
— Steve Chamraz (@TMJ4Steve) October 3, 2017