Kathleen Zellner, lawyer for Steven Avery, the man convicted for the murder of Teresa Halbach and is also the subject of the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer,” has said that it is “fairly obvious” who the real killer is, adding that it wasn’t her client.
Avery had spent 18 years in prison for a rape charge. After being released, he was again arrested for the murder of Halbach, who was killed in 2005. Speaking with TheLipTV, Zellner said that new evidence she has unearthed makes it apparent who killed Halbach.
“It’s the evidence. In having had a number of these cases, it has the signature of a wrongful conviction case,” she told TheLipTV a week ago. “They only focused on him. They did not look at a lot of other suspects, certainly some very key people they should have been looking at. There was a very poor investigation done of the victim’s background, who she was involved with, the circumstances of her life. It had all of the hallmarks of a wrongful conviction case.”
She also shared tweets, hinting at the evidence she found, saying that “the inevitable is coming.” The tweets can be read at the bottom.
In 1985, Avery was wrongfully convicted of a rape charge. However, it was only 17 years later when DNA evidence suggested that he wasn’t the real criminal. Filing a civil rights case in 2003 against the Manitowoc County, its district attorney and sheriff, he sought $36 million in damages. The case of Halbach’s killing emerged in 2005, when Avery’s civil rights case was still pending. In 2007, he was convicted of Halbach’s murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Zellner said that she believes that Avery was targeted solely because of the civil rights case filed by him.
Speaking about her client’s case, and why she chose to fight it, she said it was because “I think that there was very blatant police misconduct in planting evidence, and I also think there is a discrimination against the Avery family because of a perception that they were dispensable……Certainly the whole case revolves around that fact that he [Steven Avery] brought a civil rights case, and I think that’s one of the most important developments in all of these wrongful conviction cases is bringing civil rights cases.”
Avery currently remains in prison. With Zellner fighting to overturn the case, and new evidence that has been found, he said that he feels hopeful, Inquisitr reports.