New Tests Are Finally Being Done On Evidence From The ‘Making A Murderer’ Case

11.13.16 3 years ago

Everyone knows that old chestnut about the wheels of justice turn slowly. But unless you’ve had the misfortune of getting caught up in the system, we think Making A Murderer is the first time you’ve experienced just how slowly those wheels turn.

Back in August, Making A Murderer subject Steven Avery’s lawyer filed a motion to retest key pieces of evidence in his case. Two and a half months later, it sounds like the scope of that testing has finally been agreed upon. From the Twitter account of Avery’s lawyer Kathleen Zellner:

An Agreed Order is a written agreement submitted by the parties to a case resolving the issues between them. So in this case it represents a document worked out between Avery’s defense team and Manitowoc prosecutors on what evidence can be tested and how. We won’t know until Monday what’s exactly in the Agreed Order, but you can rely on the document appearing online moments after it appears in court databases thanks to the legions of internet sleuths following the case.

“Mr. Avery is requesting the comprehensive, thorough and most advanced forensic testing currently known for one simple reason: he is completely and totally innocent of the murder of Teresa Halbach,” Zellner said when filing her motion back in August. “Mr. Avery has already completed a series of tests that will conclusively establish his innocence in conjunction with the additional forensic tests he is seeking in this motion.”

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