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Avery attorneys say new evidence warrants another trial

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The lawyers representing a Wisconsin man convicted of homicide in a case featured on the Netflix series “Making A Murderer” are asking a circuit court to reconsider a ruling rejecting a request for a new trial.

The motion for reconsideration, which was filed on the behalf of Steven Avery in Manitowoc County on Monday, says the latest request comes in response to the uncovering of new evidence and legal errors.

A judge earlier this month rejected Avery’s request for a new trial, saying his attorneys had failed to establish any grounds to warrant a new trial. Avery was sentenced to life in prison for the slaying in 2005 of Teresa Halbach, a 25-year-old photographer. Avery maintains police framed him.

Some evidence cited in the latest motion includes claims that witnesses gave false testimony at the original trial.

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