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‘Making a Murderer’ subject Avery appeals latest defeat


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery has appealed his latest unanimous legal defeat, asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take the case. The 59-year-old Avery filed the request Wednesday. Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach. The case became the focus of a popular Netflix series whose creators raised questions about the convictions of Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey. A unanimous Wisconsin appeals court in July rejected Avery’s request to hold a hearing on new evidence that he wanted to present for a new trial. Avery has been fighting unsuccessfully for years to have his conviction overturned.

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