‘Making a Murderer’ star Steven Avery is reaching out to his supporters to definitively state that he is innocent of killing Teresa Halbach in 2005! Steven’s lawyer shared a letter written by the prisoner, who is hopeful over the prospect of new forensic testing, and wants to clear his name.
Steven Avery, 53, is willing to do whatever it takes to prove that he’s an innocent man, and he’s hoping that new forensic testing will prove, once and for all, that he is not the person who killed Teresa Halbach! The star of the hit Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer now has a new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, who shared a handwritten note for Steven to his supporters on Twitter on January 29.
“Third visit WCC: SA thrilled about chance of new forensic testing–like innocent men always are.#MakingAMurderer,” Kathleen wrote, accompanied by a photo of a handwritten letter from Steven, penned on January 29. “To My Supporter’s: I want Every Forensic Test Possible Done B/c I am Innocent,” Steven’s letter read.
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) January 29, 2016
Making a Murderer largely centers on the belief that Steven was framed for Teresa’s murder. He was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault in the 1980s and sat in prison for 18 years until his release; the same law enforcement team that put him away back then took charge on this case as well. The facts didn’t add up in the Halbach murder case much of the time, and yet Steven was convicted of first degree murder, sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole.
The documentary shocked and outraged many viewers, who are now rallying to get Steven’s case reopened, and that’s what’s happening right now. With the prospect of new forensic testing, and a new lawyer on his side, things could be looking up. Carla Chase, Steven’s niece, who was featured on the doc, tweeted that Kathleen has done more for the case in the last two weeks than anyone has done in the last eight years. Amazing!
HollywoodLifers, did you watch Making a Murderer? What are your thoughts?