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UPDATE: State asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to not take Avery case

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THURSDAY 9/9/2021 1:34 p.m.

(WFRV) – The State of Wisconsin sent a response to the Wisconsin Supreme Court asking them not to take Steven Avery’s case.

According to documents, the prosecutors say Avery has ‘egregiously misrepresented the record, the law, the lower courts’ opinion, and even his own arugments’.

In their response, prosecutors point out numerous reasons as to why Avery’s appeal should not be accepted.

Avery’s lawyer Kathleen Zellner sent out a tweet responding to the state’s response.

https://twitter.com/ZellnerLaw/status/1435919149738430465

The complete response of Avery’s petition to have his case reviewed can be viewed online.

UPDATE: Steven Avery appeals latest defeat, asks WI Supreme Court to take the case

THURSDAY 8/26/2021 1:17 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery has appealed his latest unanimous legal defeat, asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take the case.

The 59-year-old Avery filed the request Wednesday. Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach.

The case became the focus of a popular Netflix series whose creators raised questions about the convictions of Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey.

A unanimous Wisconsin appeals court in July rejected Avery’s request to hold a hearing on new evidence that he wanted to present for a new trial.

Avery has been fighting unsuccessfully for years to have his conviction overturned.

UPDATE: Court denies new trial for Steven Avery

WEDNESDAY 7/28/2021 9:00 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Court of Appeal has rejected a request by “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery for a new trial.

Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach. The case was the focus of a popular Netflix series whose creators raised questions about the convictions of Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey.

Avery attorney Kathleen Zellner asked the court to consider claims ranging from insufficient scientific evidence to ineffective trial counsel.

But the appellate court on Wednesday denied her request. Avery’s earlier appeals were also denied.

ORIGINAL: Decision expected Wednesday on Steven Avery’s case, says lawyer

TUESDAY 7/27/2021 1:37 p.m.

(WFRV) – The appellate court is expected to announce its decision regarding Steven Avery’s case on Wednesday.

According to Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s attorney, the appellate court’s decision is expected to be announced on Wednesday.

In November 2019, a Wisconsin Court of Appeals granted the state more time to respond to Avery’s request for a new trial in the murder of Halbach. In October, Avery’s attorney, Kathleen Zellner, submitted an appellant brief on behave of Avery asking for a new trial.

Local 5 will update this story once the decision is announced or more information is released.

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