‘Making a Murderer’: Steven Avery Accuses Lawyers of Botching His Case

“If they did their job, I wouldn’t be here,” Avery says

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“Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery is blaming his defense attorneys for his conviction.

“They didn’t do their job,” Avery said in an interview with InTouch that aired on “Good Morning America.” “They were looking out for the state.”

After “Making a Murderer” aired on Netflix, Avery got a new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, who is preparing an appeal she hopes will free him from the life sentence without parole he is serving in the murder of Teresa Halbach.

One way defendants can appeal is by contending they had inadequate representation, and Avery seems to be laying the groundwork for such a claim.

“If they would do more investigating on the case, they would find all of this stuff,” Avery said of his trial lawyers, Dean Strang and Jerome Buting, who were featured prominently in the documentary. “If they did their job, I wouldn’t be here.”

Avery continues to maintain his innocence, and said he believes the truth will come out.

“I know Kathleen will get down to the truth. I’m not going to lose,” he told In Touch.

Strang and Buting fascinated many viewers of “Making a Murderer,” which has spawned a slew of theories and counter-theories about whether Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, truly killed Halbach or were framed by police. Prosecutors say the right men are in prison for the murder.