A CONVICTED killer at the centre of the hit
Netflix series Making a Murderer has appealed
his conviction in the death of Teresa Halbach.
Steven Avery was convicted of first-degree
intentional homicide in the death of
photographer Halbach in 2005.
He had been released from prison in 2003 after
being wrongfully convicted of rape where he
served 18 years behind bars.
Avery had sued Manitowoc County for tens of
millions before he and nephew, Brendan Dassey,
were arrested for Ms Halbach’s death.
However, Avery has now filed an appeal claiming
authorities used an improper warrant and a
juror was out to get him, in a letter riddled
with spelling errors.
Avery takes issue with a search conducted
during the murder investigation, saying it
improperly included multiple properties and
therefore any evidence that was uncovered “is
clearly ‘FRUIT OF THE POISONOUS TREE’.”
The appeal also says that a juror tainted other
jurors “THROUGH DIRECT OR INDIRECT IN FLUENCE,”
stating numerous times that Avery “IS F—
He also said Judge Angela W Sutkiewicz made
misleading statements and that his lawyers were
Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, the filmmakers
behind the 10-part, Netflix show have cast
doubt on the legal process used to convict the
Following its release in December, a petition
was started on social media, calling for the
release of Avery.
The programme was slammed by authorities for
being “biased” but the filmmakers have stood by
Kathleen Zellner has recently been instated as
Avery’s new attorney but her name did not
appear on the conviction appeal.