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State asks judge to deny Steven Avery's appeal

Posted at 10:00 AM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 13:00:13-05

A Wisconsin assistant attorney general is asking a judge to deny Steven Avery's motion to be released on bond. Avery filed the appeal in early January citing an illegal search of his property and that a juror was influenced into voting guilty. 

The Department of Justice responded to that appeal on Jan. 19. In a letter filed with the appellate court, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Fallon wrote, "(Avery) has nothing left to lose" and is a flight risk.  He said Avery has appealed his conviction before and failed. 

Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, are serving life sentences  for the death of Teresa Halbach. 

The 2005 case has been in the headlines since the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was released. The show follows Avery's conviction.