Avery’s attorney requests more time to file appeal

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Steven Avery’s attorney is asking for more time. 

Kathleen Zellner filed a motion for relief Friday morning with the state Court of Appeals. In the motion, Zellner asks to suspend the August 29th briefing. 

It has been expected that Zellner would file an appeal with new evidence by Monday.

On Friday afternoon, Zellner said that she is asking for high-tech DNA testing that will determine the age of the blood found in Teresa Halbach’s vehicle, hoping to prove it was planted.

Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, were convicted in the 2005 murder of Halbach.

Halbach was a freelance photographer who went to the Avery’s property to take pictures for a car sales magazine.

Recently, Dassey’s conviction was overturned. The 91-page decision was made by Federal Judge William Duffin of Milwaukee.  Dassey will not be released immediately, as the judge gave prosecutors 90 days to start the process to retry the 26-year-old again.

The case was the basis for the Netflix documentary series, “Making a Murderer.”

Dassey’s attorney, Len Kachinsky, spoke to Local 5 and says he regrets how some aspects of the case were handled.

“I was representing him, because of the continuous conflict between Dassey’s family and me over what they thought we ought to be doing,” he said, “And then afterwards, the post conviction proceedings that included the claims of ineffective assistance by council.” 

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