‘Making a Murderer’: Steven Avery’s Lawyer Requests New DNA Tests
There’s another twist in this perplexing mystery…
According to The Wrap, the lawyer representing Steven Avery filed a motion today (Aug. 26, 2016) demanding physical evidence from the investigation following the murder of Teresa Halbach so that it can be tested in ways that were not possible in 2005.
Avery was the subject of the docuseries Making a Murderer, which explored his conviction in 1985 for rape and attempted murder. He was exonerated 18 years later by DNA evidence only to be convicted of Halbach’s murder under murky and troubling circumstances.
The statement goes on to explain that she has another possible suspect for the highly-publicized murder who she plans to reveal after the aforementioned tests.
The case hinges largely on the argument that Avery was framed for the 2005 murder by the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department.
In the filing, Avery requests radiocarbon testing, “which could definitely establish the age of Mr. Avery’s blood found in the victim’s vehicle and determine, based on the age, if the blood was planted.”