Making A Murderer: Steven Avery A Free Man Soon, Lawyer Says

Making A Murderer: Steven Avery A Free Man Soon, Lawyer Says
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Making a Murderer protagonist Steven Avery’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, said she is confident that her client will walk out of the prison as a free man.


Her confidence was reflected in a series of tweets she posted that highlight how Avery was wrongfully convicted. In her tweets, she questions the evidence used to convict Avery for the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005. You can read these tweets at the end of the story.

The Huffington Post reports that, according to Halbach, it does not make sense why Avery – convicted in 2007 and sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole – would commit the murder and be careless enough to leave behind traces that could link the crime to him.

The advanced Luminol testing, expected to bring forth new evidence, could spring a new appeal. Speaking about the case, Zellner said, “There was a very poor investigation done of the victim’s background, who she was involved with and circumstances of her life. It had all the hallmarks of a wrongful conviction case and then when I met him I realised in the time I spent with him in 15 or 20 hours, I absolutely don’t believe he committed this murder. I don’t believe he is capable of committing a murder. But that’s not the key thing – it’s the evidence that’s just flawed.”

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Meanwhile, the directors of Making a Murderer, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, said that a second series is underway. The duo said they have spoken to Avery and Zellner about it and that there will be a second series as Zellner struggles to prove his innocence. The announcement came during a Stranger Than Fiction panel discussion at New York’s IFC Center on Thursday. The series, streamed on Netflix in 2015, focused on Avery’s conviction for the murder of 2007.

“From our perspective this story is obviously not over,” Ricciardi said, Variety reports. “It’s real life and (Avery’s and Brendan Dassey’s) cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan’s case. We do know that two potential outcomes are that the judge could order Brendan’s release or he could order a new trial. So we are on the edge of seats about that. To the extent that there are significant developments, we would like to continue documenting this (case).”

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  • JC

    Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are both victums of the Manitowic County Sheriff dept. and all the “good ole boys” attached to them! They know what they have done and so does many of the people in that community!! The people there that know the truth and know how dirty this sheriff dept is and has been, needs to grow some balls and come forward!!! You know who you are! Dont be a coward! Man can take your freedom, but God can take your Eternity! Come forward and put these dirty deputies, correction officers and all those you know to be involved in a position to answer for their disgusting conduct! The truth always comes out!