New trial requested in ‘Making a Murderer’ case

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APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – A more than 1,200 page post-conviction motion has been filed in Manitowoc County for Steven Avery.

Kathleen Zellner, Steven Avery’s attorney, filed the paperwork Wednesday afternoon.

The petition focuses on three main points; the petition argues that Avery had poor legal counsels, that there were ethical violations by former prosecuting attorney Ken Kratz which prevented a fair trial, and the petition also introduces new evidence.

Zellner claims new scientific evidence demonstrates that the bullet found in Avery’s garage never hit Teresa Halbach as the state contends and that some of the evidence was planted.

They reached this information through a method called “brain fingerprinting.” This supposedly detects information stored in the brain, and they performed this test on Avery on May 2.

Earlier on Wednesday, a former client of Zellner tweeted that about the petition.

Steven Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.

This case gained national attention after being featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” The 10-part documentary series explores the possibility that Steven Avery was framed and that has viewers around the world, questioning whether or not justice was served, and attacking the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department.

Zellner is helping Avery appeal his conviction.

Read the first 220 pages here.

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