MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - Steven Avery's defense attorney is hoping to use new DNA technology to find evidence Teresa Halbach's bones were planted on Avery's property.
Kathleen Zellner tweeted Monday afternoon that she filed a motion in appellate court to allow testing of bones found in a Manitowoc County gravel pit, including a pelvic bone.
She says a DNA expert is wiling to test the bones using Rapid DNA technology.
Zellner believes if they are Halbach's bones, it will prove the freelance photographer was murdered in the gravel pit and the bones were planted in a burn pit on Steven Avery's property to frame him.
Avery was convicted of murdering Halbach in 2005. Her bones and pieces of clothing were found in the burn pit.
We are pleased to announce that one of the world's leading DNA experts, Dr. Richard Selden @drrichardselden, is willing to test the bones in the Manitowoc County Gravel Pit with new Rapid DNA ID. If this testing is allowed, we believe the bones will be Ms. Halbach's.— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) December 17, 2018
Dr. Richard Selden is founder of ANDE, a company which develops and produces Rapid DNA testing. Selden received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a PhD in genetics Harvard Graduate School, according to his website.