Attorney asks court to hold Avery appeal open pending motion

Attorney asks court to hold Avery appeal open pending motion

Attorney asks court to hold Avery appeal open pending motion

Amid a crush of media and onlookers, Zellner filed a motion early Friday afternoon to support her request for additional scientific testing on behalf of Avery, who is serving a life term for Halbach's 2005 killing.

Prosecutors believe the Wisconsin inmate killed Teresa Halbach in his family's Manitowoc County salvage yard in 2005.

Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey have been in prison for almost a decade - convicted in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.

In 2003, Avery was released from prison after spending almost two decades behind bars after a wrongful rape conviction. The request for new DNA testing, which was filed on Friday, begs the question - could forensic tests free Steven Avery?

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According to ABC News, the motion filed asks for "post-conviction testing of physical evidence". She promised the results will show that Avery isn't guilty and that someone else killed Halbach.

In the filing, Avery accuses James Lenk and Andrew Colborn of the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office of being "connected to" the discovery of the evidence, which he contends was planted.

Dassey is set to be released from prison on or before November 12, 2016 unless the State decides to appeal the judge's ruling or asks for a new trial.

The Netflix docuseries "Making A Murderer" put Avery back in the headlines, and now, it's up to Kathleen Zellner, his attorney, to prove he's innocent.

Steven Avery, the center of Netflix's hit series "Making a Murderer", made a request today for more forensic testing, which his lawyers call "the most comprehensive, thorough, and advanced forensic testing ever requested by a criminal defendant in the State of Wisconsin".

Avery and his then 16-year-old nephew, Brendan Dassey, lived on the property. But for months on Twitter, Zellner has said she will produce evidence so strong that it will free Avery, not get him a new trial, though that is also a possibility.

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