A Sheboygan County judge has ruled convicted killer Steven Avery hasn’t met the legal burden to get a new trial.
Avery is serving life in prison for killing photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.
His attorney had focused on bones turned over to the Halbach family without giving the defense proper notice. Since the bones were found outside the Avery property, the attorney argued that undercut the state’s theory of the case — that the victim was killed there and her body was disposed of there.
Judge Angela Sutkiewicz disagreed and said that the handling of the bones did not violate Avery’s rights nor did that meet the burden needed to get a new trial.