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Steven Avery, the subject of the Netflix series Making a Murderer, has something to give thanks for this Thanksgiving after a judge on Wednesday ordered new testing of evidence for his case.
Avery’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, said an agreement to start independent scientific testing on critical pieces of evidence was signed, according to CBS News. The agreement comes nearly three months after Zellner pledged she had a plan to overturn his 2007 conviction.
Avery was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree intentional homicide in the 2005 death of photographer Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
Among the evidence to be tested, Avery’s blood sample will be included.
But on the morning of Oct. 31, 2005, the day of Halbach’s murder, Avery allegedly called the magazine and requested Halbach for the photo shoot. “She said she didn t want to go,” says the source. “Auto Trader begged her to go – to do them this one favor – do one more picture.”
originally posted by: Greggers
As a quick addendum to my last post:
While there are missing details both FOR and AGAINST prosecution, to me, the most damning omitted detail was the fact that Hallback had been out to his property before and found him creepy. Plus, the fact that Avery requested her by name. I've read elsewhere that she told her boss she didn't want to go back out there because she didn't feel safe.
So the question is: Why was such a relevant piece of information omitted from the documentary?
It's pretty clear the film-makers were trying to create drama, and an innocent man getting rail-roaded by a corrupt legal system is a much more compelling story than a murdering scum getting thrown in jail for a crime he committed.