Making A Murderer's Steven Avery Just Won The Right To Appeal His Murder Conviction
This is huge
Steven Avery has won the right to appeal his conviction for the murder of Theresa Halbach.
The subject of the massively popular Netflix series Making A Murderer is currently serving a life sentence for the murder and has been in prison since 2005, though he has always maintained his innocence.
Avery’s infamous lawyer Kathleen Zellner, who features heavily in season two of the show, filed an appeal last month due to possible new evidence.
She claims human bones that were discovered in a gravel pit were never tested for DNA and were later given to the family of Theresa Halbach, which is a violation of state law.
If the bones turn out to belong to Theresa, it would disprove the prosecution’s theory that she was killed at the Avery’s car salvage yard.
Zellner told Newsweek, “This evidence has the potential to undo the whole case, so it is a big win.
"The case is being remanded back to the circuit court to conduct proceedings, which can include a hearing. The circuit court can grant a new trial, or if not, back to appellate court who can reverse the conviction and/or grant a new trial."
She lated added on Twitter, 'We are going to have an extraordinary number of constitutional violations when we are done.
'The COA is letting us create an avalanche of evidence in this record. Higher courts rule.'