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Avery seeking new trial in Wis. woman's death

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- A Manitowoc County man convicted of killing a young photographer four years ago will try to convince a judge he deserves a new trial.

Steven Avery's hearing Monday could last all day. The 47-year-old contends he was denied a fair trial in 2007 because the judge refused to allow evidence that several other people were possible suspects in Teresa Halbach's murder.

Avery's attorneys filed a motion this summer identifying other suspects and outlining possible motives for each.

Monday's motion hearing is the next step in appealing his conviction to the state Court of Appeals.

Avery and his nephew were convicted of killing Halbach at the Avery family salvage yard in 2005. Halbach's remains were found in a fire pit near Avery's trailer home.

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