A judge has rejected Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery's request to reconsider a decision denying him a new trial.
The initial decision to deny Avery a new trial for the murder of Teresa Halbach came on Oct. 3, and since then, Avery's attorney Kathleen Zellner has been attempting to turn the issue around without much success.
On Tuesday, Sheboygan County Judge Angela Sutkiewicz denied Avery's request in a five-page ruling in which she said: "The defendant chose to submit a motion on June 7, 2017, with, as he asserts, the need for further scientific testing to be done to support claims that he argued in his original motion... The motion was submitted to this court and the court ruled on the motion. The defendant has not presented any good cause as to why the court should consider additional testing that was not included in the original motion."
Zellner doesn't seem discouraged by the ruling, even sending out a tweet that criticizes the competency of the court and possibly even the validity of the ruling.
In 2005, Avery was arrested and charged for the murder of Teresa Halbach, a local photographer. He was convicted of the crime in 2007, but after the 2015 debut of Netflix's true crime docu-series, Making a Murderer, the verdict has come under great public scrutiny.
Netflix has not released any information on when additional episodes of Making a Murderer would be released, but series creators Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi have been shooting a second season this year as the case evolves. Netflix's vice president of original content, Cindy Holland, told USA Today back in January that the plan was to release more episodes in 2017, an optimistic deadline it appears the streaming service won't meet.