A man who served time with Steven Avery is claiming that the “Making a Murderer” subject confessed to killing Teresa Halbach while they were incarcerated together.
Joseph Evans, who is serving a life sentence for murdering his wife, alleges in a nine-page letter published on the Rockford Advocate that Avery described raping and killing Halbach.
“He said he put the knife to Teresa’s throat as he guided her to his bedroom,” Evans wrote. “Steven said Teresa was crying and begging him not to kill her.”
Evans also claims in the letter that Avery said “he would have gotten away with it, if his idiot nephew of his Brendan [Dassey] would not have spoken to the police like he told him not to…”
According to Wisconsin Department of Corrections records, Avery and Evans were housed in the same unit at the Wisconsin Secured Prison Facility in Boscobel at the same time. They were also transferred on the same day to the Waupun Correctional facility.
Neither Avery’s attorney nor the Wisconsin Department of Justice immediately responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
The saga surrounding Halbach’s killing around Halloween 2005 and whether Avery committed the brutal act was the focus of Netflix’s hit docuseries, which gained wide acclaim and interest after its release in December of 2015.
The show raised questions about the evidence gathered by Wisconsin law enforcement, as well as the confession obtained by police from Dassey, who was also convicted as an accomplice in Halbach’s murder.