It looks like "Making A Murderer" subject Steven Avery scored a point recently as his request to retest several key evidence was finally granted. With this new development in the case, Avery and his team hope to finally come clean with all the accusations. Will it be a game changer in Avery's case?
Steven Avery's Request For A Retest Of Evidence Finally Granted
Back in August, Avery's lawyer, Kathleen Zellner filed a motion asking to retest key pieces of evidence in the case with new methods. After two and a half months, the said motion has finally been agreed upon. On Sunday, Zellner confirmed the news via her Twitter account.
According to reports, "Making A Murderer" subject Avery expects that by retesting the said evidence using advanced methods, he will be able to prove his innocence in the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005.
Agreed Testing Order entered on Monday for Steven Avery. #MakingAMurderer
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) November 12, 2016
"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 revealed 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."
Key Evidence That Might Be A Game Changer In Avery's Case
Several key evidence that Avery and his legal team requested for retest includes the spare Toyota RAV4 key found in Avery's mobile home, components of the RAV4 particularly the hood latch that contains his DNA, and the purple underwear recovered from his scrap yard.
Also included in their request for re-examination is the blood residue found in the infamous RAV4. It can be recalled that Zellner claims that the said residue came from a vial of blood which was already in the possession of the law enforcers. The "Making A Murderer" subject and his team firmly believe that the said evidence was planted.
It remains unclear whether all these key evidence will be granted for a retest. However, Avery and Zellner remain hopeful to finally unveil the truth with the help of advanced testing methods that they plan to utilize.
Retest Might Be Delayed Due To Brendan Dassey's Release
Avery's lawyer recently stated that their requested retest might take about three months to finish. However, with the recent development in the case, the anticipated re-examination might face a delay. It was reported last time that Avery's nephew, Brendan Dassey, was granted release from prison.
It can be recalled that Dassey was found guilty in 2007 on the death of Halbach. He was charged with first-degree homicide and mutilation of a corpse. The said charges were overturned back in August when it was revealed that investigators "made false promises to Dassey, who was 16 years old and a slow learner, in extracting a confession, which Dassey's legal team had maintained was coerced."
So far, "Making A Murderer" subject Avery has not released his comments about the said progress. But it is expected that the said retest of key evidence will be a huge game changer in the case. Meanwhile, "Making A Murderer" has been renewed for season two on Netflix.