New trial requested in 'Making a Murderer' case

Posted at 5:23 PM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 23:14:47-04

MANITOWOC -- The lawyer of convicted murderer Steven Avery is asking for a new trial in the case made famous by the Netflix docu-series "Making a Murderer." 

Avery's attorney filed a motion for post-conviction release and the 1,000+ page document raises questions attempting to tear apart the prosecution's evidence in the initial murder trial.

In one section titled "new evidence" Avery's defense lawyer has an expert analyze a bullet used as evidence in Teresa Halbach's murder case.

A doctor used by Avery's lawyer said in the document, "There is no evidence to indicate that the bullet passed through bone." It suggests a different hypothesis, that the trajectory shows it instead, "...took it into a wooden object."

Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey are currently serving life sentences for Halbach's murder. Her vehicle and charred remains were found by investigators on the family's property.

Avery's case was given new life, after making the Netflix docu-series tried to poke holes in the evidence brought forth in the murder case.

We hope to read more of the information just filed by Avery's lawyer Wednesday.

Avery's Zellner, posted a portion of the motion on her website.