Steven Avery, the subject of American true crime documentary television series Making A Murderer, will have his case re-examined by a Wisconsin circuit court, his lawyer Kathleen Zellner revealed Monday.
Avery, who is currently serving a life sentence, officially won his motion to appeal on Monday, when the Wisconsin Court of Appeals filed their decision, according to Newsweek.
He was found guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach, who he claims he did not kill. If he is exonerated, it will be his second extended prison sentence for a crime he claims he did not commit.
Zellner said it's a big win for Avery. "The appellate court granted our motion to supplement the record with the evidence the bones were destroyed," she explained. "The case is being remanded back to the circuit court to conduct proceedings, which can include a hearing. The circuit court can grant a new trial, or if not, back to appellate court who can reverse the conviction and/or grant a new trial. Either way, the State opposed this motion and lost. This evidence has the potential to undo the whole case, so it is a big win."