Friday 30 September 2016

Making A Murderer: Steven Avery could be 'exonerated soon' and 'without trial'

Sasha Brady

Published 21/03/2016 | 14:02

Steven Avery is shown in a booking photo from the Netflix documentary series 'Making a Murderer'. Photo: Reuters
Steven Avery is shown in a booking photo from the Netflix documentary series 'Making a Murderer'. Photo: Reuters

Steven Avery's legal team claim that he will be exonerated of the murder of Teresa Halbach within months and without a trial.

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That's according to Curtis Busse, the man behind the Steven Avery Project, which works with the Avery family to deliver information to the public.

"We're not even looking for a new trial. We're actually looking for an exoneration," Busse said in a recent interview with radio station WIBX.

His lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, has been reexamining all the evidence in the case prior to a new appeal to free Avery who has been incarcerated since 2007 when he was convicted of Halbach's murder.

"Zellner's very confident, and Steven is also very confident that it's not gonna take that much time. And we're talking months here," said Busse.

When asked what new evidence made Avery and his attorney so confident, he answered: "Phone records, DNA, there's alibis there that weren't proven the first time that Zellner is taking to the next level and gone the extra mile to prove.

"They're going to show that the blood [in victim Teresa Halbach's car] and the age of the blood, it's not going to match up between the two."

Although Curtis Busse and the Steven Avery Project are not affiliated with Kathleen Zellner, their comments are in line with lawyer's recent statement that she has been working on an "airtight alibi" with Avery.

Zellner tweeted: "Cellphone records of SA & TH provide airtight alibi for him.  She left property he didn't. #MakingAMurderer #UnmakingAMurderer".

This implies Halbach's phone was used after she left Avery's Auto Salvage yard where she had come to photograph a truck and was last seen alive.

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