Steven Avery of 'Making a Murder' loses bid for new trial in death of photographer

MANITOWOC, Wis. — A judge has rejected a man’s bid for a new trial in a Wisconsin killing featured in the Netflix series Making a Murderer.

Judge Angela Sutkiewicz on Thursday denied Steven Avery’s request in the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach.


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Halbach’s remains were found in the Avery family’s salvage yard. Avery argued the state turned over bones to the Halbach family without notifying the defence, but WLUK-TV reports the judge ruled that does not mean Avery should get a new trial.

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The bones were given to Halbach’s family in 2011, but Avery’s attorneys were not notified until 2018. Tests were inconclusive about whether the bones were animal or human.


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Avery’s attorney, Kathleen Zellner, tweeted an appeal is likely.

Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, also is serving a life sentence in the killing.

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