A bombshell is about to drop.
The next Making A Murder series may be over before it even begins.
Steven Avery’s new defense lawyer has just made explosive claims that she has the name of the real murderer of Teresa Halbach, a bombshell that could ultimately see Avery walk free if proven correct.
As well as recently discovering an “airtight alibi” to help absolve Avery, in a new tell-all interview with Newsweek, the fiery lawyer spilled she’s preparing to name the prime suspect, though she’s being extremely careful not to let any details be known to the public, and for good reason.
“There’s one [person] leading the pack by a lot. But I don’t want to scare him off, I don’t want him to run.”
The unnamed individual is apparently an Arizona man who was contacted twice by Halbach just two days before she was killed. The alleged assailant is known to the police, and has recently been charged for an unrelated sex crime.
Zellner – who announced she would be taking over the case in early January – told Newsweek she was drawn to the case after watching the Netflix hit Making A Murderer, and already seems confident in her new role, boasting she’s “solved way more murder cases than most homicide detectives”.
Zellner also let it slip that she’ll be using forensic evidence, the very thing that put Avery behind bars, to get him out.
“They used forensic science to convict [Avery], and I’ll be using it to convict them of planting the evidence,” she said.
“I think it’s pretty obvious that the blood evidence was planted, and the key was planted. The hood latch, I believe evidence was planted on the hood latch. Am I surprised this happened? Not at all…When I watched [Making A Murderer], I felt that the attitude toward him by the prosecutors and the state was that he was disposable. It was almost like a class thing. [His family] didn’t matter, they had no power.”
Anyone who has watched the addictive Netflix series would know that although Dean Strang and Jerry Buting did everything they could to exonerate Avery, it seems the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office and associated parties used his vulnerable position to their advantage.
“The longer I watched it, the more angry I got … What drives me [with this case] is the abuse of power – the bullying and the victim. I have such a strong reaction when I see people who can’t defend themselves,” Zellner, who’s been pegged to appear in the rumored Making A Murderer sequel, revealed.
Avery seems pretty pleased with Zellner’s work so far and certainly believes she will be the one to free him. In a note written to Newsweek from within the walls of Waupun Correctional Institution, Avery confirmed his faith in his new lawyer.
‘I first saw Ms Zellner on TV in another case. I told Sandy, my friend, to watch it. Sandy said ‘She will be the one to get you out’,’ penned Avery.
‘So I started writing [to her]. Since she has taken my case on January 8th she has figured out more than all of my other attorneys together. I totally trust that she is going to get me out.’
It seems only time will tell if Zellner’s kick-ass new strategy will work, but we can’t wait for the whole thing to unfold before our eyes.
Comment: Who do you think Zellner is going to name as the new lead suspect?