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Court Decision Looms In Steven Avery 'Making A Murderer' Case
Steven Avery's lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, took to Twitter to announce that a appeals court decision in the case is expected on Wednesday.
An appeals court ruling regarding the case of "Making a Murderer" subject Steven Avery is expected Wednesday, his attorney said on social media.
Lawyer Kathleen Zellner provided the update on her Twitter page.
“Tomorrow the appellate court announces its decision in Steven Avery’s case,” she wrote. “We are hoping justice prevails but regardless of the outcome our quest never ends until Steven is free.”
Zellner tagged the hit Netflix series page, ‘Making A Murderer,’ which made Steven Avery’s case famous.
She also hashtagged #TruthWins.
Steven Avery is currently serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.
As previously reported on Oxygen.com, Avery’s attorney filed a motion in April after a delivery driver, Thomas Sowinski, claimed that he’d seen Bobby Dassey, Avery’s nephew, pushing Teresa Halbach’s SUV on the Avery property on the morning before investigators found it.
Bobby’s brother, Brendan Dassey, was also convicted of Halbach’s murder. Brendan, who was 16 years old at the time of Halbach's slaying, saw his conviction briefly overturned on appeal in 2016, but it was later reinstated by Wisconsin's Court of Appeals.
Sowinski said that he’d reported what he’d seen to local authorities but that a female officer told Sowinski, “we already know who did it.”
Oxygen.com asked Kathleen Zellner if Wednesday’s expected ruling was based specifically on Sowinski’s statement.
“The decision will not be based just on new witness but on whether or not there will be an evidentiary hearing on all of [the] new evidence,” she responded.
The hit Netflix series ‘Making A Murderer’ cast doubt on Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey's involvement in the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, who had visited Avery’s junkyard property to take pictures of automobiles Avery planned to sell.
Investigators later found Halbach’s charred bones in a burn pit and her vehicle on Avery’s property.
Two years before Avery’s arrest in the Halbach murder, he was exonerated and released from prison after serving 18 years for a rape he did not commit. Avery and his team were seeking $36 million in damages for his wrongful conviction.
The case was settled after Avery’s murder indictment in 2006 for $400,000.