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Judge Denies 'Making a Murderer's Steven Avery A New Trial

A judge has rejected 'Making a Murderer' subject Steven Avery's request for a new trial.

Avery's attorney Kathleen Zellner has been attempting to convince the courts to grant her client a new trial. However, that hope appears to be dwindling with every month.

This week Sheboygan County Judge Angela Sutkiewicz denied Avery's request in a five-page ruling.

"The defendant chose to submit a motion on June 7, 2017, with, as he asserts, the need for further scientific testing to be done to support claims that he argued in his original motion," writes the Judge.

"The motion was submitted to this court and the court ruled on the motion. The defendant has not presented any good cause as to why the court should consider additional testing that was not included in the original motion... The court is denying all the requests."

"The court does not find that the defendant’s interpretations of the facts of this case or his interpretation of legal precedent
are correct and finds no basis to reverse its previous decision," she adds.

Avery was arrested in 2005 for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach and convicted in 2007.

After the debut of the Netflix documentary in 2015, there was outcry that Avery was setup and he should receive a new trial. However, despite powerhouse attorney Zellner being on the case, things appear to have hit a wall for the 'Making a Murderer' subject.

November 29, 2017 |

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