A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday denied a bid for a new trial by Steven Avery, who is serving a life sentence for the 2005 slaying of Teresa Halbach. The case was featured in the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer.”
Sheboygan County Judge Angela Sutkiewicz ruled Avery had not met the legal standard to receive a new trial, according to a copy of the decision posted online by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
“Given the totality of evidence submitted at trial and the ambiguous conclusions stated in the experts’ reports, it cannot be said that a reasonable probability exists that a different result would be reached at a new trial based on these reports,” Sutkiewicz wrote in the ruling.
Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s attorney, who argued Avery’s conviction was based on planted evidence and false testimony, said in a statement Tuesday she would seek to vacate the judge’s order to allow her to finish further scientific testing and witness affidavits.
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