The attorney for Making A Murderer’s Steven Avery, Kathleen Zellner, filed a 32,241-word, 135-page brief with the Wisconsin Appeals Court District II on Monday.
Now that a convicted murderer in Wisconsin who allegedly confessed to the killing Avery was convicted of committing has since been debunked, Zellner is back full bore trying to free the now 57-year-old.
“We are thrilled to have Steven’s brief filed,” tweeted Zellner on Monday, “and we look forward to the first unbiased, fair and competent review of these issues.”
WBAY-TV reports that in the massive document Zellner asks the Appeals court to consider 10 “complex legal issues.”
Among those 10 issues are the following claims…
The circuit court “abused its discretion” when it rejected Avery’s requests for additional scientific testing, and that Avery was the victim of up to six Brady violations denying him due process.
She also states that the circuit court “abused its discretion” when it didn’t grant Avery an evidentiary hearing regarding the scientific evidence that was submitted in the case.
“The circuit court concluded that the ‘defendant’s experts. . . could not reach definitive conclusions regarding items of evidence without further testing,'” Zeller wrote in the brief.
Zellner also claims Avery had ineffective counsel at trial, especially with regard to testimony about Avery’s blood being found in Teresa Halbach’s vehicle.
“Suspiciously, there were no bloody fingerprints of Mr. Avery in or on the RAV-4 despite the fact that he could not have been wearing gloves when he allegedly deposited blood from the cut on his finger in the RAV-4,” wrote Zeller.
An anonymous donor recently pledged a $100,000 reward to anyone who comes forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the real killer of Teresa Halbach.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice now has until November 13th to issue a response.
Meanwhile, Brendan Dassey is still hoping to score tickets to WrestleMania in 2020.