Making a Murderer: Steven Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner claims new suspect could help clear his name

'I’d say there’s one [suspect], leading the pack by a lot. But I don’t want to scare him off, I don’t want him to run'

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 30 March 2016 13:09
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Making A Murderer  looks at the case of Steven Avery, imprisoned for sexual assault, then exonerated, and then subsequently jailed for murder
Making A Murderer looks at the case of Steven Avery, imprisoned for sexual assault, then exonerated, and then subsequently jailed for murder

Since the release of Making a Murderer on Netflix, the curious case of Teresa Halbach’s murder has not only been further investigated by millions of armchair detectives at home via the internet, but also Kathleen Zellner, Steven Avery’s new lawyer.

Zellner is currently researching all avenues to get Avery’s acquitted and has reportedly found “a couple” of suspects she believes may have murdered Halbach.

“We have a couple,” Zellner told Newsweek (via The Wrap) in an in-depth profile piece. “I’d say there’s one, leading the pack by a lot. But I don’t want to scare him off, I don’t want him to run.”

She goes on to describe Avery’s defence team as inadequate in investigating Halbach’s past life, noting that “women who have bad judgment about men are murdered.”

She even adds that Dean Strang and Jerry Buting - the two defence attorney’s featured heavily in Making a Murderer - managed to botch the original case by not arguing that Halbach’s phone records show her leaving Avery’s property alive.

Making A Murderer- Where are they now?

Previously, Zellner has stated how she is investigating new forensic evidence in a hope to show her client is not guilty of murder. Avery is currently serving life in prison for the murder of Halbach.

Meanwhile, the filmmakers behind Making a Murderer are thought to be discussing the idea of a second season of the show.

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