Wisconsin High Court Rejects Steven Avery’s Request for Review, Subject of “Making a Murderer”

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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Wisconsin‘s highest court on Wednesday dismissed a petition from “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery, who is serving a life sentence for a murder in 2005.
(Wisconsin Department of Corrections)

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.

Bobby Dassey, the nephew of Steven Avery and the brother of Brendan Dassey, a 17-year-old also accused of the death of Tereasa Halbach, points out Steven Avery in the courtroom to begin his testimony at the County Courthouse in Calumet during the third day of Steve Avery's trial for his murder.  affair Wednesday, February 14, 2007, in Chilton, Wisconsin (AP Photo / Sheboygan Press, Bruce Halmo, Pool)

Bobby Dassey, the nephew of Steven Avery and the brother of Brendan Dassey, a 17-year-old also accused of the death of Tereasa Halbach, points out Steven Avery in the courtroom to begin his testimony at the County Courthouse in Calumet during the third day of Steve Avery’s trial for his murder. affair Wednesday, February 14, 2007, in Chilton, Wisconsin (AP Photo / Sheboygan Press, Bruce Halmo, Pool)
(PA)

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Fox News has contacted Avery’s legal team for comment.

Melissa Roberto of Fox News contributed to this report.

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