In his first interview since Kathleen Zellner filed the much awaited motion, Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery said he is confident he will be exonerated.
Avery, who was arrested for the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole, talked about who he thinks should play him in a biopic.
Zellner filed a motion to have additional testing (which were not available at the time of the original trial) done on the evidence that led to the conviction of Avery. Speaking with In Touch, Avery said he is hopeful the “tests will come back good and the truth will come out.”
Steven Avery has a good attorney?
“I’m comfortable. I know I have a good attorney and [that she’ll] prove my innocence,” Avery said.
Avery previously spent 18 years in prison on a sexual assault charge before, in 2003, DNA evidence proved he was not involved in the crime. In 2005 following Halbach’s murder, Avery was sentenced to life in prison. His nephew, then 16-year-old Brendan Dassey, was also convicted for acting as his uncle’s accomplice.
Avery has also expressed his desire to write a memoir on his life, about “how prison was, what I went through.” He hopes the memoir will be adapted into a movie.
Steven Avery: Brad Pitt to play character in biopic?
Asked who he thinks would play Avery on screen, he answered, “Maybe Brad [Pitt].” He said he cannot remember watching a film that starred Brad Pitt, as there is limited access to television in prison at Wisconsin’s Waupun Correctional Institution. “We don’t get too many stations, but we’ve got the news,” Avery said.
Last month, a federal judge overturned Dassey’s conviction, ruling that it was unlawful as he was coerced into a confession during his interrogation with the police. The judge further said Dassey, 16 years old at the time, had his constitutional rights violated when he was interrogated in the absence of a parent.
Netflix’s acclaimed docu-series Making a Murderer chronicles the convictions of Avery and Dassey. A second season of the show is underway; however, the makers have not revealed when it will be aired.