USA Today has reported that an agreement to start independent scientific testing on the evidence used to convict Steven Avery has been signed.
The agreement was filed with Angela Sutkiewicz who is the judge overseeing Steven Avery’s appeal. Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s lawyer has earlier stated that she had a plan to overturn his conviction.
The evidence to be tested includes the car key found in Avery’s trailer, a vile of blood that was said to be from Avery, and a DNA swab from Teresa Haibach’s vehicle.
Avery’s lawyer has stated that she intends to find out if the DNA evidence was fabricated from other samples.
In 2007 Steven Avery was convicted of murdering Teresa Halbach and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.
In January 2016 the the story of Avery became a massive pop-culture phenomenon when Netflix released the documentary Making a Murderer. The series attempted to explore the various holes in the prosecution’s case.
We will be following the story as it develops.