The subject of the biggest documentary on Netflix, Making A Murderer’s Steve Avery may have just had a door open in his quest to gaining a new, fair trial for his current murder conviction.
Avery’s appeals to the court have since been denied time and time again, but this time he has one powerful woman backing him up.
Last week Avery acquired a new attorney, Kathleen Zellner, who claims she’s righted more wrongful convictions than any other private attorney in the United States in her 20 years of practice. Kellner said this week she has new evidence that will exonerate Avery.
All very good new for Avery.
Whether you feel Avery is innocent or guilty, there is no denying that something sketchy has and is taking place in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The Sheriff’s department in the small town appears to be a rather dishonest bunch. This theory is exploited in the Netflix documentary, but also proven in documentation and other public records regarding the Steve Avery case.
Avery is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in the Waupun Correctional Institution in Wisconsin. In his appeal, he asks to be released on bond.
His story was engaging enough for a documentary because he spent 18 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit, only to be convicted of committing a murder less than four years after his release.