Avery's attorney plans to file motion for for new DNA testing

Posted at 5:22 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 18:21:52-04

Less than two weeks after a federal judge overturned Brendan Dassey's conviction, Steven Avery's attorney plans to file a motion she hopes will get Avery a new trial or have his conviction overturned.

Attorney Kathleen Zellner is requesting access to DNA evidence used to prosecute Avery.

She is also requesting new testing be done that was not available during the original trial.

Zellner is known for getting convictions overturned. Her cases have led to the exoneration of 17 people so far.

She took over Avery's case in January 2016, just days after the Netflix docuseries "Making a Murderer" was released.

Zellner believes there's enough evidence to prove Avery is not a murderer, but has not publicly stated who she believes is responsible for the death of photographer Teresa Halbach.

We called Zellner's office today to try and set up an interview to discuss this case, but a voice message system says she will only be taking calls from clients at this point in time.

The Manitowoc County court clerk confirmed to TODAY'S TMJ4 that a motion by Zellner's office is being "processed" and "finalized", but has not been officially submitted.

Avery was convicted in 2007 and is currently serving life in prison.

Dassey is set to be released from prison on or before Nov. 12, 2016 unless the State decides to appeal the judge's ruling or asks for a new trial.