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State granted more time to respond to Avery appeal

Posted: 3:04 PM, Nov 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-14 16:04:32-05
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The state has been granted a motion to extend the amount of time to file a brief in response to Steven Avery's latest appeal.

Back in October, Steven Avery's attorney filed a 150-page appellate brief to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, arguing the circuit court "abused its discretion" in denying Avery’s recent motions, including a motion to have evidence in his case undergo new scientific testing and his motions for post-conviction relief.

Steven Avery was convicted of multiple crimes, including first-degree intentional homicide, in the 2005 death of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County.

The controversial case and lengthy trial gained international attention when Netflix released Making a Murderer in 2015, a documentary that raised questions about the conviction of Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey.

Avery has been unsuccessful in multiple attempts to appeal his conviction.

The state has until February 11, 2020 to respond to Avery's appeal.