'Making a Murderer' fame Steven Avery will be released by next year, confirms best friend and former fiancee Sandy Greenman
Greenman unveiled how Avery's lawyer will prove that he had nothing to do with the murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach, ending his 13 years in prison.
The former fiancee and best friend of 'Making a Murderer' Steven Avery revealed that he will be a released by next year. Sandy Greenman's disclosure comes just before 'Making a Murderer' part 2 premieres on Netflix on Friday.
In an interview with DailyMail, Greenman unveiled how Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner will prove that he had nothing to do with the murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach, ending his 13 years in prison.
"Kathleen is 100% sure she will free him. He'll be free next year. She has assured him the new evidence pointing to the real suspect will prove his innocence," she said. "There is enough to show that someone else had motive and opportunity. A lot more than Steven did," she added.
She is also confident that the release of Avery will also free his nephew Brendan Dasser, now 28, who was also given a life sentence just like Avery after he confessed that he helped him kill Teresa. "It's proven that Brendan's confession was coerced, that the police spoon fed him information to say," she continued. "He (Steven) believes proving his own innocence is the only way to free Brendan. Once it is proven someone else killed Teresa, the authorities will have to let Brendan go."
Sandy also revealed that she was the first person to contact Zellner, who has had over 19 wrongful convictions overturned. "Kathleen Zellner is the best in the country and my first thought was, that's the one that's going to get Steven out of prison." Zellner, on the other hand, was just given permission to present her evidence to Wisconsin Court of Appeal anytime until December 20. "She wants to get it right, get the brief right, that's why she needs the extra time," Sandy adds. She also added that Avery would refuse pardon if it was offered to him.
Kathleen Zellner will challenge everything you think you know about what happened to Teresa Halbach. pic.twitter.com/KzsnZcLKe3— Making A Murderer (@MakingAMurderer) October 17, 2018
"There will be an election coming up next month. We might have a new governor. I don't know if he's voted out if the new governor would even consider a pardon. He's not interested in that. He wants to prove that he is not guilty, that he didn't do this. That's his main focus," she reveals. Sandy says that she has always known that Avery was innocent, going back to the time he was arrested for Halbach's murder when he sued the local police for $36 million towards wrongful conviction.
Brendan Dassey confessed. His post-conviction legal team wants to prove he lied. pic.twitter.com/3gKQgRm4zq— Making A Murderer (@MakingAMurderer) October 16, 2018
"I absolutely believe that he was set up because of his lawsuit. Why would they zero in on him? There were other people living on the property. There were people coming and going all the time. When his case came to light my husband Wally and I both paid a lot of attention to it and then when he was convicted we couldn't believe it because we just couldn't see that what they had for evidence could possibly be enough to convict a man," she said.
'Making a Murderer' Part 2 releases on Netflix on October 19 Friday.