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Wisconsin's new Attorney General says Steven Avery's motion for a new trial should be denied

Posted: 2:45 PM, Apr 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-01 15:45:43-04
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MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. — Wisconsin's new Attorney General argues in a court motion that Steven Avery should not get a new trial.

Steven Avery was convicted in 2007 for the murder of Teresa Halbach. The case was documented in the popular Netflix documentary series, Making a Murderer.

Avery's legal team has filed new motions in court asking for a new trial, arguing the State of Wisconsin violated Avery's rights when it handed bone evidence over to Teresa Halbach's family and didn't notify Avery's legal counsel.

In a new motion filed on Friday, Wisconsin's AG, Josh Kaul, argued that Steven Avery's motion for a new trial should be denied.

"Defendant’s Motion for New Trial is replete with conclusory allegations and unsupported hypotheses; and the motion is deficiently plead," the motion states.

The Attorney General also argues against certain forensic testing, called Rapid DNA analysis, that Avery wants done on bone evidence in the case.

"There is a huge difference between fresh buccal samples and 14-year-old charred and calcined bone fragments," Wisconsin's AG argues in the motion. " Therefore, the testing proposed by the Defendant cannot be done reliably, if at all, and therefore, should not be done."

The full court motion can be read below: