Steven Avery Once Again Files Appeal In Murder Case

Avery Case Has Become Subject Of National Scrutiny Due To Netflix Series 'Making A Murderer'

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Steven Avery is asking a state appeals court to reconsider his 2007 conviction in the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, an appeal that comes as the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer” has raised doubts about his guilt.

Avery has always maintained his innocence and has already lost two attempts to win a new trial. In December, a circuit court rejected this most recent effort.

In a new appeal filed Monday, he’s asking the appeals court to consider evidence that his attorney in the appeal was ineffective. He also claims search warrants used to gather evidence against him were illegal.

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He filed the appeal on his own without help from a lawyer. However, a Chicago attorney who has successfully freed more than a dozen people who were wrongfully convicted has promised to take up his case. Kathleen Zellner declined to comment on his most recent appeal, but in an email, she said she’s confident Avery’s conviction will be vacated when her team presents new evidence.