Steven Avery’s attorney has filed a motion in Manitowoc County court asking for post-conviction scientific testing.
Kathleen Zellner filed that paperwork in person on Friday, on the same day she filed a stay of appeal with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals with the goal of seeking more time for Avery’s potential appeal.
It’s unclear if or when the court of appeals will grant that motion.
Zellner started representing Avery earlier this year. In past tweets, she has said there’s a “tsunami” of new evidence on the way and she wants to see Avery, who was convicted of the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, go free.
The conviction of Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, was overturned earlier this month. Prosecutors have until November 10 to refile charges against him or he will be released from prison.
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says the state is consulting with Halbach’s family before deciding how to proceed.
The murder conviction gained national attention after Netflix released its series titled “Making a Murderer.”