Steven Avery attorney looking to test bones in murder case
(WLUK) – Steven Avery’s attorney says she is seeking new testing of bones in the Teresa Halbach murder case, in another effort to exonerate Avery.
Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, are serving life prison terms for the 2005 murder of Halbach.
In a series of tweets Monday, Kathleen Zellner says she wants bones found in a Manitowoc County gravel pit to tested with a new form of DNA analysis.
“This will prove the murder and mutilation occurred in the Manitowoc County Gravel Pit and the bones were planted in Mr. Avery's burn pit to frame him,” she tweeted. “It would refute the State's entire theory that she was killed on the Avery property in Avery's garage and burned in his burn pit. That type of evidence reverses convictions This would be such a huge development that we would expect that a new trial could be granted outright.”
Zellner’s messages indicate a motion was filed Monday with the Court of Appeals, though online court records did not show any such filing as of mid-Monday afternoon. The motion isn't due until Thursday.
The state would be allowed to respond to a motion before a decision is made. The state Department of Justice has not responded to Fox 11's request for a comment.
Thus far, all of Avery’s appeals have been denied. Dassey’s most recent appeal, to the United States Supreme Court, was also denied.