Defending dad. Steven Avery’s twin sons, Bill and Steven Jr., spoke out about their father for the first time since Teresa Halbach’s 2005 murder during a recent interview with Crime Watch Daily.
When asked if he thinks his dad, the subject of Netflix’s widely popular docuseries Making a Murderer, killed the 25-year-old photographer, Bill Avery said, “No, I don’t think he did.”
His other son, Steven Jr., wasn’t as absolute but does think that his father may have been framed by the police.
“I have no idea,” he told Crime Watch Daily regarding the death of Halbach. “I mean, only one person can answer that, and that is Teresa. But she can’t answer it no more.”
“The only thing I know is that the entire case was very shady,” Steven Jr. added. “It’s clear that there was corruption.”
Steven Sr., who served 18 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape, was placed behind bars again in 2007 for the murder of Halbach. As fans of Making a Murderer are well aware, Avery’s lawyers argued that Avery was framed by law enforcement.
On Friday, January 29, Steven Sr., 53, released a handwritten note to supporters via his newly appointed attorney, Kathleen Zellner. “I want every forensic test possible done b/c I am innocent,” his note read. During a Dateline special, Zellner revealed that she thinks Avery could be freed from his life sentence due to new evidence.
“We will do everything necessary that is forensically available,” she explained, adding that Avery is feeling hopeful “now that he’s aware that there’s new testing that can be done.”