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Steven Avery files promised appeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The attorney representing Steven Avery, whose criminal case was featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” is seeking a new trial or evidentiary hearing.

Steven Avery is serving a life sentence for the killing in 2005 of the photographer Teresa Halbach. A circuit judge denied his request for a new trial in August.

The attorney Kathleen Zellner had promised an appeal. On Monday, she filed a 150-page document asking the Wisconsin Court of Appeals to take up the case. She asked the court to consider claims ranging from insufficient scientific testing of evidence to ineffective trial counsel.

Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, is also serving a life sentence in the killing. He recently asked Gov. Tony Evers to grant him clemency after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear his case.

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