'Making a Murderer': Steven Avery's lawyer reveals new evidence in case pointing to new murder suspect
Kathleen Zellner believes that there is a lot more to the story in the murder case of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach on October 31, 2005
The defense lawyer of 'Making A Murderer' convict Steven Avery has shared new evidence which fans did not see in season two of the hit Netflix series and claimed that she also has a new murder suspect in the gruesome case.
The show aired its second season last month which detailed the alleged wrongful convictions of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey in the murder case of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach in Wisconsin. According to Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner, there is a lot more to the story and it points in the direction of Dassey's brother Bobby as the new suspect.
Making a Murderer watchers, listen up. I'm going to walk you through what I've learned through my investigation that you didn't see in the show.— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) November 15, 2018
Zellner took to Twitter to share, "'Making a Murderer' watchers, listen up. I'm going to walk you through what I've learned through my investigation that you didn't see in the show." She shared that the victim Teresa had called up the Dassey landline in order to ask for directions to the Avery Salvage Yard (ASY) on October 31, 2005.
She then added that the suspect made contact with Halbach to hand her the Dassey address and proceeded to follow her once she had left the yard in her RAV4 vehicle. He was able to get the victim to pull over.
"She opened the car’s rear cargo door to retrieve her camera, was knocked to the ground and struck with an object. [Halbach] was put in the rear cargo area of the RAV4 and driven back to ASY," Zellner shared. She then claims that the vehicle was spotted leaving the salvage yard and the victim's body was burned in a barrel. A burn barrel was discovered in the home of the Dassey's along with human remains.
3. Teresa arrived at the ASY around 2:30–2:31 p.m. on 10/31/05. Only Bobby and Steven saw her. After completing her photo assignment, she left & turned West on Hwy 147 around 2:38 p.m. Our suspect followed her. Steven was in his trailer.— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) November 15, 2018
Zellner pointed out how the Dassey garage had never been luminol or DNA tested. Steven Avery had been jailed once his blood was found in Halbach's vehicle which linked him to the murderer. He and Brendan Dassey were convicted and are serving life sentences.
Kathleen further added that the suspect was aware of Avery's bleeding finger "because he observed it" and also had access to his trailer in order to wash off the blood and plant it in Halbach's car. "In conclusion, the killer is the person who had the access and opportunity to plant Steven Avery's fresh blood in Teresa Halbach's car," she shared.
#askzellner @MakingAMurderer On the blood in the sink—SA has given us an affidavit averring Bobby was with him when he his finger was bleeding and that taillights SA saw matched Bobby's blazer pic.twitter.com/wKpt0ZcRHM— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) October 23, 2018
She then had a Q&A with followers and in response to them, refused to "rule out" Brendan's brother Bobby as a suspect. One person asked, "Do you think it was Bobby [Dassey]?" to which Zellner replied, "We cannot rule him out" before adding that his garage was being searched.
Throughout the show's two seasons, no clear suspect was mentioned though it hinted that Bobby Dassey may not have been telling the truth during the trial. Zellner believes that the suspect's motive was rejection. While some fans of the show seem to agree with the theory that Bobby could be behind the killings, others did not.
One fan wrote, "I fully believe Bobby killed Theresa & for whatever reason Scott was involved in the coverup. However, is it really believable that either would realistically remember Steven Avery's finger bleeding & think to take Steven Avery's blood from the sink?" to which Zellner replied, "Of course. The police had just been on the property and he would have been panicked to divert attention from himself."