Wisconsin’s highest court on Wednesday dismissed a petition from Steven Avery, the subject of “Making a Murderer,” for a review of his high-profile murder case.
“It is ordered that the request for review be dismissed, without costs,” said the court decision.
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Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. The case was the subject of a popular multi-part Netflix documentary series that raised questions about his guilt and the conviction of his nephew, Brenden Dassey.
The two men claimed their innocence.
Avery’s attorney, Kathleen Zellner, filed a petition with the court in August and asked it to consider several allegations ranging from ineffective advice at trial to insufficient scientific evidence.
“If her conviction is truly honest, it will stand up to the scrutiny of an evidentiary hearing,” Zellner wrote in her petition. “Without such careful scrutiny, the question of the integrity and fairness of Mr. Avery’s trial hangs like a black cloud over the Wisconsin court system.”
In July, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals dismissed a request for an evidence hearing, and a lower court did the same in 2017. Avery suggested prosecutors suppressed allegations that a witness may have been involved in the murder and that evidence against him had been filed.
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Fox News has contacted Avery’s legal team for comment.
Melissa Roberto of Fox News contributed to this report.