Steven Avery wrote a letter from prison to his supporters over the weekend. And although it’s short, it details the next step of his plan to be exonerated for murder.
His new attorney, Kathleen Zellner, shared the letter via Twitter. Dated January 29, it reads:
“To my supporters:
I want every forensic test possible done [because] I am innocent.
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) January 29, 2016
“Generally, since 2007, there have been significant advances in forensic testing … the clearest way to do this is with scientific testing,” Zellner said in her first TV interview since taking the case. “Am I going to tell you exactly what it is? I am not. But it’s been a long time. There was a lot of evidence that wasn’t tested.”
Zellner, an Illinois lawyer who specialises in wrongful conviction cases, believes Avery is innocent of the 2005 murder of Halbach.
Activity around Avery’s conviction for the murder of Teresa Halbach, an AutoTrader magazine photographer allegedly last seen on his property, has been noticeably higher of the past week.
Debates have been raging around Avery’s conviction since December, when Netflix released a 10-episode series following Avery and his then-teen nephew Brendan Dassey’s trials in the murder of Halbach. Its themes of police corruption and the impact of wealth and media on the criminal justice system hit home with many viewers.
Avery and Dassey are currently serving a life sentence.
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