Life Stephen Avery’s lawyer asks for a new trial By weekster Posted on October 16, 2019 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ The attorney of Steven Avery (57), the protagonist from Netflix document Making A Murderer, has filed a request in a Wisconsin court to have part of the case against Steven reviewed. Steven Avery and his cousin Brendan Dassey have been convicted of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. The makers of Making A Murderer from 2015 question the actions of detectives and the public prosecutor in the case in the documentary series. Steven Avery’s lawyer names ten ‘complex legal issues’ in court papers she filed on Monday that she wants to see re-evaluated. A lower court rejected that request last month. In 2017, Avery’s application to have the whole case brought to court again was rejected. Earlier this month, his nephew already submitted a request for gratitude to the governor of Wisconsin. The gifted man confessed when he was 16 years old that he had helped his uncle to kill the photographer. According to his lawyers, he was pressured to make the confession, and he should never have been questioned without the presence of his parents or lawyers.