Making a Murderer: Steven Avery’s brother gives opinion in first interview

Earl Avery claims victim Teresa Halbach’s car wasn’t at the Avery lot on the night of her disappearance

Brett Phipps
Thursday 04 February 2016 11:04 GMT
(Access Hollywood)

Steven Avery’s brother, Earl, has given his first interview since the release of Making a Murderer, and claimed that Teresa Halbach’s car, discovered by friends and relatives of the victim in a search party, wasn’t on the Avery lot the night she disappeared.

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Earl Avery revealed that he has recently begun speaking to his brother again. Steven pointed the finger at Earl as a potential murder suspect during the trial, but this has been cleared up as the two have re-established communication.

“He told me that his lawyers told him to say that. And he told me that he was frustrated that we wouldn't talk to him or go up and see him,” Earl said.

He also stated his belief that Steven is innocent, citing a lack of evidence. “If somebody is going to slice somebody's throat, there's going to be blood or something. And they say they cleaned up in the garage, but there's dust all over everything. How do you clean up and put the dust back?”

Perhaps Earl’s biggest claim of the interview is his belief that Teresa Halbach’s Toyota RAV4 was not on the Avery property the night the victim disappeared.

“We drove right through there — where that car was supposed to be — and it wasn't there.... We were rabbit hunting.”

Steven Avery has recently been appointed a new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, who believes that new forensic evidence will prove her client’s innocence.

Avery’s original defence attorney, Dean Strang, also leapt to the defence of the documentary following some criticism, describing the editorial choices by the directors as “easily defensible decisions."

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