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04th Oct 2017

MAKING A MURDERER: There’s been a major update in Steven Avery’s case

The story continues.

Orlaith Condon

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.”

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.

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