Source - No one has tuned in to Netflix’s Making a Murderer for some time now, but the story continues to unfold, just not in an edge-of-your-seat, serialized kind of way.
On Tuesday, 55-year-old Steven Avery, the murderer in Making a Murderer (according to the courts, not his lawyer) was denied his request for a new trial, the Associated Press reports. Avery was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murdering 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach in the first degree in 2005. Avery maintains his innocence to this day.
Avery’s attorney Kathleen Zellner had been hoping to present new evidence to the court if another trial had been granted. “We have additional test result and witness affidavits,” Zellner said in a statement. “The scientific testing is not completed, we remain optimistic that Mr. Avery’s conviction will be vacated.”
Live look at Steven Avery in 2062:
All he has to do is get those new test results in front of the judge and he’s home free! Just kidding- he’ll never see the light of day again.
Poor guy has to be so defeated. He’s been educating himself on the ins and outs of the judicial system for years and has made zero progress. Someone needs to sit him down and have a serious conversation. Tell him that no matter how many pieces of evidence, Netflix specials, and expert witnesses there are, he’s never going to get out of prison. Doesn’t matter if he’s guilty or not. As long as Ken Kratz is breathing he’ll be in jail forever. If he was hot he may a have chance but unfortunately mouth breathing Neanderthals don’t play well in the courts. He may as well settle in and become institutionalized. That or start focusing on the practical solution to his problem. Which at this point may be an escape. I wouldn’t be surprised if Netflix already has the script for it. All they’d need to do is break him out and it would practically write itself.
I’ve always been on the fence when it comes to Making A Murderer. On one hand the guy was clearly the victim of a flawed case and on the other he has a rap sheet longer than a CVS receipt. I’m not sure if he’ll be allowed to appeal again but you can bet the mortgage that if he can, he will.