Making A Murderer's Steven Avery has a new fiancée after just eight months
Published 25/09/2016 | 16:02
The subject of Netflix's hit documentary Making A Murderer has found love in prison once again.
Steven Avery (53) is currently serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, and is reportedly engaged to legal secretary Lynn Hartman after eight months together.
The couple only met for the first time last week at the Waupun Correctional Institute in Wisconsin.
His attorney Kathleen Zellner confirmed the news to People: "Steven deserves every bit of happiness that comes his way. He is very much in love and happy with Lynn so we are happy for them."
The couple has not set a wedding date but Hartman believes he will be exonerated for the crime and says they "plan to be married shortly after he is released".
He was previously engaged to Sandra Greenman, who featured in the Netflix series, and said she has concerns that Hartman "wants fame" and isn't truly in love with Avery.
Meanwhile, his nephew Brendan Dassey, who was 16 at the time the crimes were committed, has had his conviction for first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault, and mutilation of the corpse vacated in the Halbach case and will be released from prison in the next 60 days.
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said the state is currently appealing the overturning of his conviction.
"We believe the magistrate judge’s decision that Brendan Dassey’s confession was coerced by investigators, and that no reasonable court could have concluded otherwise, is wrong on the facts and wrong on the law," he told Variety.