State appeals court dismisses proceedings in Steven Avery case

In this March 13, 2007 file photo, Steven Avery listens to testimony in the courtroom at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton, Wisc. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

(WLUK) -- As requested by Steven Avery's attorney Kathleen Zellner, the state appeals court has dismissed its proceedings in the case, so that Zellner can focus on post-conviction motions filed in Sheboygan County.

Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey are serving life sentences for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.

Zellner suggests it could point to someone else being the killer.

Sheboygan County Judge, Angela Sutkiewicz, has said the state needs a reasonable amount of time to locate and inventory the items Avery's team wants examined.

Nothing more has been scheduled at this time.

The case gained worldwide attention with the 2015 release of the Netflix original documentary series "Making A Murderer." That series casts doubt on the investigation and the convictions of both Avery and Dassey.

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