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Avery's attorney files notice of appeal

Steven Avery (WLUK file image)

MANITOWOC (WLUK) – As promised, Steven Avery’s attorney filed a notice of appeal Friday, seeking to overturn a decision denying him a new trial for the murder of Teresa Halbach.

On Thursday, Kathleen Zellner filed a 113-page document, asking Sheboygan County Judge Angela Sutkiewicz to reconsider her Oct. 3 decision denying a new trial for the 2005 murder, noting Thursday’s motion was the fifth subsequent filing without a response.

In it, she expressed frustration at a lack of action by the judge, writing “Today (Thursday) is Mr. Avery’s last attempt to elicit a response from this Court. Tomorrow (Friday), Mr. Avery will file his notice of appeal from the Court’s October 3, 2017, order.”

That was indeed filed Friday in Manitowoc County. The file had not been sent to the Court of Appeals as of mid-Friday afternoon.

The state Dept. of Justice declined to comment Thursday on Zellner’s statements.

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