MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has turned down a request from one of Wisconsin’s most notorious convicts to review his homicide case.
Steven Avery was released from prison in 2003 after spending nearly two decades behind bars for a rape he didn’t commit. In 2007 he was convicted of helping murder 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach.
Avery argued on appeal that he wanted a new trial because he should have been allowed to blame others for her death. The appeals court rejected his arguments and in September his public defender, Suzanne Hagopian, asked the state Supreme Court to review the case.
According to online court records, the Supreme Court decided Wednesday not to review the case.
Hagopian said she hadn’t heard about the decision and didn’t have any comment Wednesday.