'Making a Murder's' Steven Avery wins appeal

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MANTIOWOC COUNTY, Wis (NBC News) Steven Avery will have his case re-examined by a Wisconsin court. His lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, made the announcement on Twitter this week.

Our partner station, WTHR reports Avery's lawyer told Newsweek there are a few things that could happen.

"The case is being remanded back to the circuit court to conduct proceedings, which can include a hearing. The circuit court can grant a new trial, or if not, back to appellate court who can reverse the conviction and/or grant a new trial," Zellner told Newsweek.

Avery was the focus of the Netflix documentary, "Making a Murderer." He and his nephew, Brandon Dassey, are serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halback.