Making A Murderer: Steven Avery Has ‘Airtight Alibi’ Due To Phone Records, Lawyer Says

Making A Murderer: Steven Avery Has ‘Airtight Alibi’ Due To Phone Records, Lawyer Says
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The lawyer for Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery, Kathleen Zellner, said that new evidence in the form of mobile records proves that her client has an “airtight alibi.”


In a video taken in 2005, Avery can be heard saying that Teresa Halbach, who went missing on Halloween 2005 and whose murder Avery has been charged with, left the Avery Salvage Yard after taking pictures. According to the phone records, Halbach was out of Avery’s property when her phone could not connect with the towers. Zellner highlighted this in a tweet, saying, “Cellphone tower records of SA & TH provide airtight alibi for him. She left property he didn’t.”

Meanwhile, several inconsistencies were cited in Halbach’s death certificate. According to the Huffington Post, while the original cause of death was “undetermined,” it was later crossed out. The date and time of the autopsy conducted, the certificate says, was before the remains of Halbach were found – it was as far as six weeks prior to the DNA evidence used in the case was confirmed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The certificate also declares the victim dead on November 10, a day after Avery was charged with murder; and a day after the bone fragments were received by the Calumet County coroner.

Avery was convicted of Halbach’s murder in 2007. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Making a Murderer directors, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, say they are looking to create a second season of the show, and that they have spoken to Zellner about it.

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“From our perspective this story is obviously not over,” the directors said. “It’s real life and (Avery and Dassey’s) cases are both still pending.”

Zellner, who has questioned the evidence used to put her client behind bars, argues that it doesn’t make sense for the killer to destroy the body of Halbach – reported missing on November 3, 2005, according to local newspaper reports – and yet be careless and leave his traces elsewhere.

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  • LivinInTheUSA

    Well now we know why the cell records, discussed during the record 11/4 conversation, weren’t release. So let’s break down this weeks news – The Death Certificate indicates the body was found within 24hrs from time of death. The Global Subject Report indicate someone entered Avery as suspect of non-negligent homicide on 11/3 when Ms. Halbach was only reported missing. The cell tower records, that should have been disclosed via Brady Disclosure, shows Ms. Halbach left the Avery’s property and Avery did not. Okay, so how does one now explain: How Avery kill Ms. Halbach, on his property, when she wasn’t there? How did Ms. Halbach’s phone get back to her property after death? For that matter, how did any of the other evidence get on Avery’s property if she wasn’t there? The cell tower information certainly seems problematic, especially given it appears they were kept from the defense. I suspect the cell tower information is just the beginning, I suspect now that cell tower information was found people will start talking just to save their careers.