Steven Avery’s New Lawyer Says She Uncovered “Airtight Alibi”
Could this be the key to a retrial for the Making A Murderer protagonist?
The Netflix documentary Making A Murderer might have ended, but it’s not over yet for Steven Avery and his family who can now hold on to a glimmer of hope after Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner announced on Twitter she uncovered an “airtight alibi” for the 53 year-old.
According to Zellner, mobile phone tower records show the location of Avery and victim Theresa Halbach at the time of her murder, proving he was at home while she had left the Avery property.
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) March 6, 2016
The lawyer also revealed that someone “gave cops fake name to access property to help in Theresa Halbach search.”
Hashtagging her post #UnMakingAMurderer, Zellner got thousands of Avery campaigners who are convinced of his innocence excited after the hugely popular Netflix show, Making A Murderer, turned millions of viewers into armchair detectives.
Avery has currently exhausted all opportunities to appeal his sentence, his only hope of being exonerated being the uncovering of new evidence. As to whether Zellner’s discovery of the mobile tower records is sufficient for a judge to consider as ‘new evidence’ is yet to be seen.
After serving 18 years in prison for a rape he never committed and being exonerated in 2003, Avery was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2007 for the alleged murder of Theresa Halbach despite an arguable lack of evidence and the questionable role of Manitowoc county’s sheriffs in the trial – the same people who wrongly accused Avery of rape in 1985.
Whether Zellner’s new findings will be enough to get Steven Avery a retrial remains uncertain, but it sure seems as if a second season of Making A Murderer is in the making.
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Comment: Do you think Steven Avery is innocent? If so, who do you think killed Theresa Halbach?