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Tue Feb 26, 2019, 11:24 PM

Making a Murderer: Steven Avery wins right to appeal

Source: BBC

Making a Murderer: Steven Avery wins right to appeal

26 February 2019

A US man whose murder conviction was the focus of the popular Netflix series Making a Murderer will have his case re-examined by a court in Wisconsin.

Steven Avery is serving a life sentence for the murder of young freelance photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.

He says he is innocent. Avery has won a motion to appeal based on possible human bones found in a gravel pit.

His lawyer says they were not tested for DNA and were given to the Halbach family, a violation of state law.

Kathleen Zellner, who filed the motion, said the return of the bones meant that potentially crucial evidence in the case had been kept from further testing.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47380658

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