August 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Updated: August 10, 2019 6:14 pm

Steven Avery of ‘Making a Murder’ loses bid for new trial in death of photographer

In this March 13, 2007, file photo, Steven Avery listens to testimony in the courtroom at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton, Wis.

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MANITOWOC, Wis. — A judge has rejected a man’s bid for a new trial in a Wisconsin killing featured in the Netflix series Making a Murderer.

Judge Angela Sutkiewicz on Thursday denied Steven Avery’s request in the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach.

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Halbach’s remains were found in the Avery family’s salvage yard. Avery argued the state turned over bones to the Halbach family without notifying the defence, but WLUK-TV reports the judge ruled that does not mean Avery should get a new trial.

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The bones were given to Halbach’s family in 2011, but Avery’s attorneys were not notified until 2018. Tests were inconclusive about whether the bones were animal or human.

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Avery’s attorney, Kathleen Zellner, tweeted an appeal is likely.

Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, also is serving a life sentence in the killing.

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