The man whose case is the focus of the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer” has filed an appeal asking that his 2005 murder conviction be thrown out.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Avery filed the paperwork Jan. 7, and the appeal was processed Monday by the Wisconsin courts. The Netflix series has generated a high profile for the case, raising questions as to whether Avery committed the murder or was framed, the report notes.
Avery’s appeal alleges a tainted jury and argues that evidence was mishandled, allowing his DNA to be planted, THR reports.
The series has become a phenomenon since it premiered in December, stirring up a groundswell of interest in Avery’s case. THR reported separately that Ken Kravitz, who prosecuted Avery in 2005, said he has been bombarded with death threats since the series came out.