Steven Avery, the subject of Netflix original series “Making a Murderer,” believes that his nephew’s overturned conviction means the truth is finally coming out.
“I thought sooner or later [this day] would [come],” Avery told InTouch. “The truth is coming out.”
A federal judge overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, Avery’s nephew, in the murder of Teresa Halbach on Friday. Judge William E. Duffin granted Dassey’s writ for a petition of habeas corpus and found that his imprisonment was unlawful because his confession to the murder was coerced.
According to InTouch, Avery continues to believe that he and his nephew were framed for the murder of Halbach and that Dassey’s overturned conviction means that maybe the judicial system is starting to come around to that conclusion, as well.
“Hopefully more people understand [that because of] the judge’s decision,” said Avery. “He has seen through all of that.”
In a previous interview, Avery blasted his former lawyers, saying, “They didn’t do their job.” According to InTouch, people close to Avery believe his current lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, has new evidence that could exonerate him.
“I’m going to be free,” Avery said before his nephew’s overturned conviction.
The 26-year-old Dassey is currently awaiting his release from Wisconsin’s Columbia Correctional Institution. Netflix announced last month that it will be producing more episodes of “Making a Murderer” for a release date to be determined.