Attorney: Steven Avery infected with COVID-19

Lawrence Kim
June 4, 2020

Jerome Buting, Avery's former defense attorney, first broke the news Tuesday night in his own tweet.

Buting says Avery tested positive for COVID-19, so prison officials are keeping him in quarantine, of sorts, in his cell.

A lawyer for Steven Avery has confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 but contends that the biggest threat to his health remains injustice. He adds that according to Sandy Greenman, Avery's girlfriend, Steven "only had short-lived symptoms and is in good spirits".

Offender records show he's now incarcerated at Waupun Correctional Institution.

Steven Avery, the subject of true-crime series "Making a Murderer", has tested positive for coronavirus, his lawyer said Wednesday. His case received worldwide attention with the 2015 hit Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer" that examined whether Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were wrongfully convicted.

Despite multiple appeals, Dassey's conviction for aiding in the murder was also upheld by the courts.

A week ago, the State of Wisconsin filed a 130-page response saying the circuit court correctly denied Avery's motion and asking the Court of Appeals to deny his request for a hearing.

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