If you watched ‘Making A Murderer’, you know that while sitting in jail, Steven Avery decided to teach himself some law in an attempt to prove himself not guilty. Well, turns out he’s put some of those skills to the test. We have the details, here.
Steven Avery, 53, has been spending his time in prison studying law in hopes to eventually get himself out and prove his innocence. It looks like he learned enough to be able to try to sue the police once again while representing himself. Here’s what went down in the case.
Wow, we’re pretty impressed. Last we saw Steve, at the end of Making A Murderer, he had lost all of his appeals and his right to a court-appointed lawyer, so he decided to spend his days in prison in the library pouring over law books and his own case files. We can’t imagine teaching ourselves how to be a lawyer, and Steven wasn’t particularly well educated, so we’re super surprised that he actually did sue the police on his own back in 2012, TMZ found.
In court docs obtained by TMZ, Steven claims that when police took his Pontiac for the murder case, they damaged it. On top of the alternator and battery needed replacing, and the shifter on the transmission being bent, “the gas tank was missing 3/4 of a tank of gas when it had been full before it was taken.” He asked for $455 for the damage and “used gas,” plus $250,000 in punitive damages. He didn’t win the case, but the point is that he learned enough on his own in jail to file the paperwork and plead his case, and that’s amazing.
And it wasn’t the only time he did it, either. He also sued for seizing the infamous wood cabinet book case that “the key” was found beside, plus 4 paperback books, a handset for a cordless telephone and an AC power cord. It may seem like a pointless case when you’re sitting in jail, probably for the rest of your life, for murder, but it shows that he’s making progress. Maybe soon he’ll be ready to plead his case for a new trial.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think you could teach yourself law and sue someone on your own? Let us know in the comments.