MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Wisconsin man exonerated of rape and then convicted of homicide in a high-profile case has filed a civil rights complaint from prison.
Steven Avery was released from prison in 2003 after spending nearly two decades behind bars for a rape he didn't commit, but in 2007 he was convicted of helping murder 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach.
Avery filed the complaint himself Nov. 30 in federal court. Avery claims investigators relied on a defective warrant when they searched his home in 2005. He's asking for $150,000 in punitive damages.
He named Calumet County, former District Attorney Ken Kratz and three investigators.
Avery is serving a life term.
Calumet County corporation counsel Dawn Klockow said Thursday she has not yet been served with the complaint and doesn't comment on pending litigation.
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