MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A judge says a convict featured in the “Making a Murderer” Netflix series can’t supplement his appellate record with a CD his attorneys say contains exculpatory evidence.
Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were sentenced to life in prison for the slaying in 2005 of the photographer Teresa Halbach. Avery insists police framed him.
The Appleton Post-Crescent reports that Steven Avery’s attorney, Kathleen Zellner, had argued prosecutors turned over to Avery’s trial attorneys in 2006 only seven of eight CDs containing evidence. She contended the failure to disclose the disc violated Avery’s rights and he deserves a new trial.
Sheboygan County Circuit Judge Angela Sutkiewicz ruled Thursday that Zellner hadn’t proved the state suppressed any evidence, noting the eighth disc contained mostly the same information as the other seven.