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Steven Avery tested positive for COVID-19, attorney says

Steven Avery's lawyer announces $100K reward for finding 'real killer'
Posted at 11:41 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 13:25:00-04

Steven Avery has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the criminal attorney who represented him during his murder trial.

On Tuesday, Jerome Buting posted to Twitter that Avery is confined to his cell after testing positive for coronavirus.

Steven Avery was convicted in 2007 for the murder of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County. His murder trial and conviction, as well as the conviction of his nephew Brendan Dassey, was the focus of a 2015 Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer. The series questioned Avery and Dassey's conviction and received widespread attention.

Avery has made multiple attempts to appeal his conviction. Late last month, the State of Wisconsin filed a response to Avery's most recent appeal, saying the circuit court properly denied Avery’s June 7, 2017 motion.