Viewers of the Netflix docuseries Making A Murderer are getting yet another addition into the true crime saga: a renewed appeal process for Steven Avery, the show's would-be protagonist. His new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, who plans to be just as strong of an advocate for him in court as she's been on Twitter, believes that new DNA evidence will set her client free. A nation of armchair detectives are now wondering when she will set Steven Avery's appeal process in motion.
According to Mirror Online, Zellner's appeal process for Avery will begin within the next 30 days, after Avery's most recent appeal request in January. The lawyer claims to have new DNA evidence from the victim's car that went previously untested, saying that updated technology will be her client's greatest ally in his fight for exoneration. An initial investigation into the victim's car found traces of Avery's blood. This was a major plot point to the show, which alleged that the blood had in fact been planted by law enforcement. Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department has denied any allegations of wrongdoing during its investigation of Avery's case. Whatever this new DNA evidence is, it's possible that it could help back up Avery's planting defense.
The Manitowoc County's Clerk of Circuit court is asking for more time in processing the appeal, however, and filed a motion earlier this month asking for an extension. They are requesting more time to send records to the appeals court. Despite this time crunch, Avery's lawyer seems optimistic.
Perhaps regardless of the outcome of the appeal, it'll be fascinating for the show's viewers to watch additional events behind the case play out in real time, as opposed to just on a computer screen. So, in the next 30 days and beyond, a nation gripped by Making A Murderer will get that next chapter it has so desperately craved.