WI Innocence Project also looking at his case
Steven Avery may be getting another lawyer.
The subject of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Teresa Halbach, but Sandra Greenman, Avery’s girlfriend, said on Facebook that a new attorney could be lining up to help.
“Went to see Steve today-he says thank you for all the letters etc from supporters,” Greenman posted Monday evening. “He really enjoys them. And some good new to share-we may have a lawyer-best post conviction lawyer in the country! Pray it all works out!!”
Greenman did not respond to a request for further comment.
Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Innocence Project, which declined to take the Halbach murder case initially, tells TheWrap they are now in touch with Avery’s trial lawyers and could potentially take on the case in the future.
“We’re happy to reconsider any case if new evidence comes to light,” WI Innocence Project co-founder and co-director Keith Findley said. “As far as we’re concerned, nothing’s ever done… Whether the documentary raises new evidence is something we haven’t analyzed. I’ve been talking to his trial lawyers just to make sure that if there is viable new evidence, that someone is adequately considering it.”
Findley says there is no time frame for a decision.
Avery’s nephew Brendan Dassey, who was 16 at the time of the murder, was convicted as his accomplice and is also serving a life sentence. He is actively being represented by an Innocence Project affiliate, the Center for Wrongful Convictions based in Chicago, and his case is in litigation.