‘Making a Murderer’ Subject Steven Avery Wins Right to Appeal

Steven Avery, the man whose murder conviction was the focus of the hit Netflix series Making a Murderer, has won the right to appeal. Avery is serving a life sentence for the murder of young freelance photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. He will now have his case re-examined by a court in Wisconsin. Making a Murderer cast doubt on the legal process used in the investigation, and Avery won a motion to appeal based on possible human bones found in a “burn pit” that his lawyers say were not tested for DNA before being given to the Halbach family, a violation of state law. If the bones are found to belong to Halbach, Avery’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, says they could undermine the prosecution’s theory that she was killed on the Avery’s property. “This evidence has the potential to undo the whole case, so it is a big win,” Zellner said.