Prosecutors Request Denial Of New Avery Trial
State prosecutors are asking the Wisconsin Court of Appeals to deny Steven Avery’s request for a new trial.
Avery was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide in the 2005 murder of freelance photographer Teresa Halbach. A Circuit Court Judge denied his attorney’s request for an evidentiary hearing in June 2017. The state wants the appeals court to uphold that ruling. Avery’s attorney Kathleen Zellner has until June 11th to respond to a petition filed by the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office this week.