Published Aug 26, 2016Earlier this month, Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey had his conviction overturned after being accused of playing a part in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Now Steven Avery — the main focus of the wildly popular Netflix series — is hoping for the same, as his lawyer has requested for a new test to be taken to prove he was framed by police for Halbach's murder.
Today (August 26), Avery's lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, asked the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Wisconsin to suspend his latest appeal due to the fact that they plan to request a radiocarbon test to show the age of Avery's blood found at the Halbach crime scene. Their hopes are this test would show that the blood found at the scene was actually drawn from Avery years earlier by police when he was wrongly convicted of rape and as such was planted by officers.
However, as of press time, Zellner has yet to officially file the request.
Avery was sentenced to life with no parole for 41 years after being convicted in 2007 of first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault and mutilation of a corpse in the killing of Halbach. Avery remains a convicted murder but continues to appeal that conviction.
Meanwhile, a second season of Making a Murderer is in the works.