Steven Avery: Making a Murderer subject contracts coronavirus in prison

‘He will fully recover,’ declared Avery’s lawyer

Louis Chilton
Thursday 04 June 2020 14:39 BST
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Steven Avery, the subject of Netflix‘s true crime documentary series Making a Murderer, has caught coronavirus while in prison.

His lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, whom many viewers will recognise from the second season of the series, revealed the news on Twitter.

“It is true that Steven Avery has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus — he will fully recover,” she wrote.

“The bigger threat to him is whether the COA will cure the disease that caused him to be wrongfully convicted.”

Last week, the US Department of Corrections announced that 213 inmates had tested positive for the virus at the Waupun Correctional Institution in Wisconsin, where Avery is incarcerated.

Avery is serving a lifetime jail sentence, alongside his nephew, Brendan Dassey, for killing photographer Theresa Halbach in 2005.

The pair have consistently protested their innocence.

The first series of Making a Murderer, released in 2015, focused on their trial, while the second, released in 2018, followed Zellner as she launched new campaigns to have his conviction overturned.

An upcoming sequel docuseries, entitled Convicting a Murderer, is also in the works.

The first two seasons of Making a Murderer can be watched on Netflix now.

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