Evidence Points to New Suspect in 'Making A Murderer' Case

The lawyer of 'Making a Murderer' subject Steven Avery will attempt to overturn his conviction in light of new evidence.

Steven Avery

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Steven Avery

Later this month, Netflix's crime documentary Making a Murderer will return with Steven Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner filing for his conviction appeal. Zellner joined Avery's legal team in January and believes that there has been hidden evidence and cover-ups involved in his case. We're getting really close to finding out what information Zellner actually has as the series' return approaches.

According to the New York Times, Zellner's appeal will grant her access to DNA evidence gathered during the case. The hope for her is that the DNA evidence will match up with a new suspect so that she can prove someone else killed Teresa Halbach and that there was planted evidence.

Zellner told the Times, "There is evidence that already exists in the case that points to a different location and a different suspect."

After the DNA testing is complete, more details will emerge, but Zellner will contest four items: Avery's blood in photographer Teresa Halbach's jeep, his sweat found under the hood latch, the bullet with Teresa's DNA found in Avery's garage, and her RAV4 jeep key. 

Zellner knows it might not all be successful, but she only needs one piece of the evidence to be planted for the conviction to be turned over. "I’ve never seen a more graphic, compelling illustration of a crime scene that was fabricated," she said.

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Zellner's record for overturning wrongful convictions is 17-0, so her chances for getting Avery out are looking pretty good. Avery feels pretty confident about the outcome. He said, "I'm going to be free. I thought sooner or later (this day) would (come). The truth is coming out."

Zellner's appeal will be filed on August 29. 

See what Twitter had to say about the update in the case below.

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