COUNTY OF MANTIOWOC, Wisc. (WTHR) – Steven Avery, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Teresa Halbach, has been granted the right to appeal.
The main character of the popular Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer" claims to be innocent and has repeatedly tried to appeal the court's decision. All those who have failed so far.
According to the BBC, her lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, has maintained her innocence and recently appealed, claiming that the bones found on the Avery property had never been subjected to a DNA test.
Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were both sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Halbach. Her burned remains were found on the Avery property a week after she went there to photograph a van in Avery's recovery yard.
"The case is sent back to the circuit court to hold a procedure that may include a hearing." The circuit court may grant a new trial or, failing that, a court of appeal that may set aside the conviction and / or grant a new trial. "Zellner told Newsweek.
Avery previously served 18 years in prison for another crime that he did not commit.