Avery, for the unfamiliar, spent 18 years in prison for a rape that DNA evidence shows he did not commit. Shortly after his release from prison, Avery was accused — and later convicted of — murdering photographer Teresa Halbach.
Since his second arrest in 2007, Avery has maintained his innocence. However, an appeal filed to overturn the verdict was unsuccessful.
On Friday, the law firm of Kathleen T. Zellner and Associates announced in a press release it'll be taking on Avery's case. The release reads,
The Law Firm of Kathleen T. Zeller and Associates P.C. is pleased to announced that it will be assuming the full and complete representation of Steven Avery in all of his pending criminal matters….The Zellner Law Firm is looking forward to adding Mr. Avery to its long list of wrongful conviction exonerations.
The release also states that Zellner's team will be assisted by local lawyer Tricia Bushnell.
Find the press release here (and watch “Making A Murderer” on Netflix if you haven't already, because it's amazing).