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New filing in Steven Avery case claims court 'abused its discretion'

Posted at 3:44 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 22:52:02-04

MANITOWOC COUNTY (NBC26) -- Steven Avery's attorney has filed new paperwork in court Monday, in the latest developments of the case that inspired the Making a Murderer Netflix series.

The 150-page appellate brief, filed in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, argues the circuit court "abused its discretion" in denying Avery’s recent motions, including a motion to have evidence in his case undergo new scientific testing and his motions for post-conviction relief.

Steven Avery was convicted of multiple crimes, including first-degree intentional homicide, in the 2005 death of Halbach in Manitowoc County.

The controversial case and lengthy trial gained international attention when Netflix released Making a Murderer in 2015, a documentary that raised questions about the conviction of Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey.

Avery has been unsuccessful in multiple attempts to appeal his conviction.

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