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New trial requested in 'Making a Murderer' case

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A lawyer is asking for a new trial for a Wisconsin man convicted in a case profiled in the "Making a Murderer" Netflix series.
    
Attorney Kathleen Zellner filed a 1,272-page document Wednesday claiming Steven Avery's conviction was based on planted evidence and false testimony.
    
USA Today Network-Wisconsin reports Zellner contends Avery deserves a new trial "in the interests of justice."
    
The Wisconsin Department of Justice did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
    
Avery was sentenced to life in prison in the 2005 death of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County.
    
Avery's nephew, Brendan Dassey, confessed to detectives he helped his uncle rape and kill Halbach in the Avery family's salvage yard. A judge overturned Dassey's conviction in August. State attorneys are appealing that decision.
    
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