Making A Murderer's Steven Avery and his lawyers have come up with a new tactic that they believe can prove he is innocent in the murder of Teresa Halbach. Avery's nephew, Brendan Dassey, recently had his conviction overturned and Avery is likely hoping he can get the same result in a new trial.
For those of you who didn't watch the documentary on Netflix, Avery was put in prison for the murder of Teresa Halbach. There was heavy controversy around all of the evidence submitted by the police, but one of the items that resulted in Avery's conviction was the blood of his that was found at the crime scene.
Avery, who is serving a life sentence without parole, is requesting that the state of Wisconsin perform radiocarbon testing in order to reveal the age of his blood that was found at the crime scene in 2005, according to TMZ. Over the course of the series, Avery always claimed that the blood was planted by the cops and that the sample found at the crime scene was drawn from him years earlier when he was serving time for a rape conviction.
The rape conviction from 1985 was eventually overturned after evidence exonerated Avery from the crime. If Avery and his lawyers are successful, this will be the second time that DNA testing has cleared him of a serious offense.
Do you think the radiocarbon testing will reveal that the blood was taken from Avery at an earlier time than when he was arrested for the murder of Teresa Halbach?