Blood evidence in Steven Avery case going to State Crime Lab
MADISON (WKOW) -- Manitowoc County officials turned over evidence in Steven Avery's homicide conviction that is now on its way to the Wisconsin State Crime Lab for testing.
According to our Madison affiliate, a court document filed today shows eight items of evidence -- including swabs of bloodstains, blood flakes and a car key -- were handed over to a Calumet County deputy for transportation to the crime lab in Madison.
In August, Avery's defense made a motion for more forensic testing in the case, which his attorneys at the time called the most comprehensive, thorough, and advanced forensic testing ever requested by a criminal defendant in the State of Wisconsin. The motion noted progress made in forensic testing since Avery's 2007 conviction.
He was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. The investigation and his conviction were the focus of the very popular Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer".