Fresh off the news that both Netflix and the series' directors are very open to the possibility of revisiting the Making a Murderer story with additional episodes, Steven Avery's ex-fiancée is doubling down on her claims that he is far from an innocent man. Jodi Stachowski, featured prominently in Making a Murderer's ten episodes, tells TMZ that Avery "has a history of using fear as a weapon" that she says includes actions similar to those alleged in the documentary.
Stachowski specifically references details from the controversial account of Brendan Dassey, a purported confession to the murder of Teresa Halbach that many argue was clearly coerced by authorities. According to Stachowski, Avery once "tied her to a bedpost with rope" in a way similar to the alleged circumstances surrounding Halbach's murder "and tried to videotape it." Though Stachowski alleges that Avery initially wanted to have sex while she was restrained, he ultimately "backed down."
Speaking with Nancy Grace earlier this week, Stachowski referred to Avery as a "monster" who is "not innocent" of the charges at the center of Making a Murderer. "I ate two boxes of rat poison just so I could go the hospital," she said during the interview, "and get away from him and ask them to get the police to help me." Stachowski also shared an alleged letter from Steven Avery with TMZ in which he requests money and other compensation from Stachowski.
Avery, armed with new legal representation in the wake of Making a Murderer's popularity, recently filed an appeal asking for the declaration of a mistrial. In addition to other perplexing details, Avery says that at least one juror served despite a very obvious conflict of interest: police affiliation.