In early January it was announced that Chicago-based defence attorney Kathleen Zellner would be taking over Steven Avery’s case.
As the below release also mentions, Zellner has been joined by Tricia Bushnell of the Midwest Innocence Project in an effort to prove the wrongful conviction of their client, whose case was the focus of the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer.
And this tweet from Avery's niece just two weeks later seemed to suggest that she'd hit the ground running.
Since then Zellner has taken the case to Twitter, highlighting what she sees as the numerous flaws in the prosecution's case...
On the inconsistencies of the forensic evidence:
On the fact that Teresa's DNA isn't on her own key:
On why there would be blood in the RAV4 if she was only moved from Steven's trailer to the burn pit:
On why Avery wouldn't have used a simpler method of disposing of the body:
On why inconsistencies in the evidence of others were not investigated further:
On planting ideas in the mind of suggestible witnesses:
On why she thinks this was allowed to happen:
On the RAV4 being locked when the search party found it:
On why the killer would go to so much trouble to destroy the body but leave behind blood stains:
On the fact that they only ever took forensic evidence from the Avery family:
On the possible motive of people who may want to frame Avery:
On the original forensic tests:
On Steven Avery's attitude:
On 30 January Zellner claimed that seven of her tweets about the case had been deleted. You can see these deleted tweets below.
One of these tweets included a copy of a letter from prosecutor Ken Kratz to Steven Avery, which seems to be asking him to admit his guilt so that Kratz can tell Avery's story in a book.
While another appeared to thank Kratz for supplying his DNA in the aforementioned letter.
In the other apparently deleted tweets Zellner discusses how it would have been very unlikely that police would have missed the key on previous searches of Avery's trailer.
And why the key had no DNA on it other than Avery's.
On top of all this, in an interview with TheLipTV Zellner claims that the identity of Halbach's killer is "fairly obvious if you review the record of the criminal case".
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