‘Making a Murderer’ subject Steven Avery issues case appeal

Steven Avery, the convicted killer who is the subject of the Netflix series, Making a Murderer, has filed a wide-ranging appeal claiming that authorities used an improper warrant and that a juror was out to get him.

Avery, who is seeking to be released on bail, was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of photographer, Teresa Halbach, a decade ago.

Avery had been wrongfully convicted years earlier of rape, and served 18 years in prison.

He had been suing Manitowoc County for tens of millions of euro, before he and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, were arrested in Halbach’s death.

The appeal, filed in an appeals court in Madison, bears Avery’s signature and contains numerous spelling and grammatical errors. His new attorney’s name doesn’t appear on it.

Manitowoc County Sheriff, Robert Hermann, said that he hasn’t seen the appeal, but has said in the past that the investigation was conducted properly.

Making a Murderer has cast doubt on the legal process used to convict Avery and Dassey, and has sparked international conjecture.

Armchair investigators have flooded Twitter and message boards, and key players in the case have appeared on national news and talk shows.

Authorities have called the 10-hour series biased. The filmmakers, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, have stood by their work.

Avery’s new attorney, Kathleen Zellner, wasn’t available for comment.


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