Following the release of season 2 of Making A Murderer, Steven Avery’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, has provided an update on potential new evidence that could give Avery yet another chance at freedom.
Taking to Twitter to reveal the news, Zellner claimed that there were “many bones” that were allegedly from victim Teresa Halbach that were returned to her family back in 2011. Allegedly, there is no proof that Avery’s defence were notified of this, and thus, it is believed that these bone fragments could potentially prove that Halbach was not murdered on Avery’s property.
FYI: The State has confirmed with us that they did in fact give “many bones” back to TH’s family. They have no proof they gave notice to SA or his attorneys =violation state law & due process. @RollingStone @BBCWorld @Newsweek #MakingAMurderer2
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) February 19, 2019
At Avery’s 2007 trial, it was suggested that Avery murdered Halbach and later burned the body in a pit on his property, and when speaking to Newsweek, Zellner elaborated further on what the dismissal of the bones could mean. “This admission proves these bone fragments were returned to the family and it is undisputed there was no notice given to Steven Avery or his attorneys and that violates Wisconsin Law,” Zellner asserted.
We are optimistic that the appellate court will rule in SA’s favor re bones but if it does not just remember WE CANNOT WAIT to file our 150 page brief. It is ready to go w/all the new case law. #Onward @TManitowoc @Rookie1082 @Lilmisty84 #MakingAMurderer #WorkWithKZ
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) February 23, 2019
When speaking with Metro.co.uk, Zellner stated that the discovery could lead to a new trial or hearing. “What will lead to Mr. Avery’s release is a new trial and acquittal because we will be able to refute all of the State’s case with new evidence we have developed over the last 3 years,” Zellner explained. “Mr. Avery is innocent and will not be convicted a second time.”