Avery believes he has a new way to clear his name
Steven Avery has some words for his supporters from behind bars.
Avery’s new attorney, Kathleen Zellner, visited the “Making a Murderer” subject in jail, and the man convicted of the 2005 murder of Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach wrote a handwritten letter to his supporters.
“Third visit WCC: SA thrilled about chance of new forensic testing–like innocent men always are.
#MakingAMurderer,” Zellner wrote.
She also shared a note, dated Jan. 29 — Friday. It read: “To my supporters: I want every forensic test possible done because I am innocent.”
Zellner, who took on Avery’s case in January, has said that she has uncovered new evidence that will help exonerate Avery.
On NBC’s Dateline on Friday, the attorney said that she believes new forensic testing would also help.
In a statement provided to TheWrap at the beginning of the month, Zellner said, “We are continuing to examine every aspect of Mr. Avery’s case and all of his legal options. 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.”
“Making a Murderer” follows Avery and Dassey who were convicted of the murder of Halbach in 2005. Avery, who was exonerated of a rape conviction after serving 18 years in prison, still maintains his innocence today, as does Dassey. Before Zellner stepped in as his new attorney, Avery was planning to file his own appeal, and is motions will be heard on Feb. 11.
See the note below.