Avery attorneys say new evidence warrants another trial

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) - Attorneys for a Wisconsin man convicted of homicide in a case featured on the Netflix series "Making A Murderer" are asking a circuit court to reconsider a prior ruling rejecting a request for a new trial.

The motion for reconsideration filed on behalf of Steven Avery in Manitowoc County Monday says the latest request is based on new evidence and legal errors.

A judge earlier this month rejected Avery's request for a new trial, saying his attorneys failed to establish any grounds to warrant a new trial. Avery was sentenced to life in prison for the 2005 slaying of Teresa Halbach, a 25-year-old photographer. Avery maintains police framed him.

Some evidence cited in the latest motion includes claims that witnesses gave false testimony at the original trial.

The motion alleged Bobby Dassey, Steven Avery's nephew, and Scott Tadych, the Dassey brothers' stepfather, gave false testimony to be each other's alibis.

Avery's lawyers also claimed Bobby Dassey's computer had pictures of Halbach and dead bodies of young women that he looked at before and after her murder.

Finally, Avery's attorneys said there is evidence that shows Halbach's car was taken from the Avery property.

You can read the full motion below:

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