In ‘a new twist in the Avery case’, as the documentary’s news reporters would say, Steven Avery’s lawyer has revealed information missed from Making A Murderer which further ‘proves’ his innocence.
The gripping true crime doc tells the story of Avery’s supposed wrongful conviction of murder, and to say the prosecution’s persistence against both Avery and Brendan Dassey is infuriating would be an understatement.
The first season painted a muddier picture of the murder of Teresa Halbach, leaving many viewers divided and speculative about Avery’s innocence.
However, we still don’t know for sure. Through lawyer Kathleen Zellner’s categoric research into every piece of evidence the prosecution had, season two seemed to have most people believing he’d been wrongfully convicted.
Despite the evidence suggesting otherwise, the state of Wisconsin are refusing to budge on their understanding of the crime, leaving Avery in prison.
Season two brought viewers up to date on Avery’s case, though it seems the series missed out on information which further ‘proves’ the 56-year-old’s innocence.
In a series of tweets, Zellner informed intrigued viewers about the things she found which we didn’t see in Making A Murderer.
The lawyer began:
Making a Murderer watchers, listen up. I’m going to walk you through what I’ve learned through my investigation that you didn’t see in the show.
Making a Murderer watchers, listen up. I'm going to walk you through what I've learned through my investigation that you didn't see in the show.
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) November 15, 2018
She then continued to list various pieces of new evidence, making reference to a suspect she has in mind.
Take a look at the new evidence here – it’s quite a list, so prepare to get your mind whirring with theories and suspicions:
On 10/31/05, Scott Tadych visited Bobby at the Avery salvage yard (ASY) around noon. [sic]
After Teresa (TH) called the Dassey landline for directions, our suspect contacted her back with the Dassey address. [sic]
Teresa arrived at the [Avery Salvage Yard] ASY around 2:30–2:31 p.m. on 10/31/05. Only Bobby and Steven saw her. After completing her photo assignment, she left & turned West on Hwy 147 around 2:38 p.m. Our suspect followed her. Steven was in his trailer. [sic]
Our suspect gets TH to pull over. She opened her car’s rear cargo door to retrieve her camera, was knocked to the ground and struck with an object. [sic]
TH was put in the rear cargo area of the RAV4 and driven back to ASY. TH’s RAV4 was spotted leaving the ASY with an unknown driver at 3:45 p.m. [sic]
The tweets went on:
RAV4 was left by the old dam West of Mishicot on 10/31/05. 3 witnesses saw RAV4 up to 11/4/05, then it was gone. [sic]
Recent investigation shows the RAV4 battery died, so it was replaced in order to move the RAV4 to the ASY. [sic]
TH’s body was burned in a burn barrel. Dassey burn barrel had human bones. 60% of bones and 31 teeth missing. [sic]
A witness smelled horrible odor of something burning in Manitowoc County gravel pit the evening of 10/31/05. [sic]
The Dassey garage was never luminoled or DNA tested. Bobby hung a deer in the Dassey garage on 11/4/05. [sic]
The thread ended:
Sikikey note—Body burned at smelter 11/4/05, 3 a.m. Tadych worked the night shift at a smelter facility. His nickname: Skinny. [sic]
TH’s electronics were not burned in Steven’s burn barrel; they were burned in Dassey burn barrel. [sic]
Suspect knew Steven’s finger re-bled on 11/3/05 because he observed it. Suspect had access to Steven’s trailer to remove blood from the sink. [sic]
Only our suspect knew the blood in the sink was Steven’s and not TH’s (this rules out the police). [sic]
In conclusion, the killer is the person who had the access and opportunity to plant Steven Avery’s fresh blood in Teresa Halbach’s car. [sic]
It seems like Zellner has a pretty definitive theory – in her mind – of how the murder happened. Only time will tell if it all works to get Avery out of prison.
Season two of Making A Murderer was only recently released on Netflix, hitting our screens on October 19, three years after season one.
The streaming service has not confirmed whether a third series will be created yet, although I’m sure fans will be desperate to stay updated on the intriguing case.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.