Wisconsin Inmate Reportedly Confessed to Murder at Center of 'Making A Murderer'

The DOJ is doubtful, however.

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A Wisconsin inmate has confessed to the killing of Teresa Halbach, the crime at the center of the Netflix documentary Making A Murderer.

For the uninitiated, 57-year-old Steven Avery and his 29-year-old nephew Brendan Dassey are serving life sentences for the murder of Halbach. The hit documentary forwarded the idea that Avery and Dassey were railroaded into the charges by investigators that were convinced of their guilt. A second season follows Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner as she attempts to prove Avery's innocence. 

The director of the upcoming documentary series Convicting a Murderer revealed in an interview with Newsweek that another inmate had confessed to the crime. The director did not release any further information, but he did share that the confessed killer was already in prison for murder. 

“We haven’t confirmed the legitimacy of the confession but seeing as it was given by a notable convicted murderer from Wisconsin, we feel responsible to deliver any and all possible evidence to law enforcement and legal teams,” director Shawn Rech said. "Having been in production for 20 months, we’ve uncovered an unfathomable amount of information and evidence that is leading us to the truth.”

Zellner tamped down initial reactions by telling her Twitter followers the confession is useless without corroboration. 

"We received the handwritten confession on Saturday. It is worthless unless it is corroborated," she wrote.

The Department of Justice in Wisconsin is dubious of the confession, according to a representative who spoke with TMZ. They said that the inmate has changed his story on the murder before. 

"It's important to note that this new information directly contradicts information previously provided by the same individual," they said.

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