Steven Avery’s new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, is confident that the Making a Murderer subject will be exonerated. In a statement to The Wrap on Monday, January 11, Zellner claims that she has new evidence that will free the convicted murderer.
“We are continuing to examine every aspect of Mr. Avery’s case and all of his legal options,” Zellner said. “We are confident Mr. Avery’s conviction will be vacated when we present the new evidence and results of our work to the appropriate court.”
Avery is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Teresa Halbach. Netflix’s series Making a Murderer examined Avery’s controversial case, with the defense arguing that Avery, who was wrongfully convicted of rape prior to Halbach’s death, was framed by law enforcement officials.
Attorney Dean Strang, who represented Avery during his trial, also told The Wrap that since the premiere of Making a Murderer, a plethora of new information and evidence has emerged. According to Strang, they’ve received “leads, ideas [and] possibilities … in a mass from emails and calls since the film came out.”
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