Making A Murderer: Steven Avery’s New Lawyer Tweets To Destroy Prosecution's Case
Jan 25, 2016 08:10 PM EST
Can a social media channel like Twitter help free a convicted murderer? In the case of Steven Avery, his new appointed lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, and her boldness in using the social media app might just be the strategy he needed in a long time. But the question remains as to whether Avery is in fact, not guilty.
In the past few days, Zellner took it to Twitter to poke holes into the prosecution’s case while also giving followers of the Netflix docuseries a few legal opinions through the social media channel.
The Refinery 29 first reported the news.
Zellner, a Chicago-based lawyer, slammed the prosecution in Avery’s murder trial as she informed the public that she will stick with Avery until the court rules that he’s not guilty of murdering Teresa Halbach.
“Visit w/Steven Avery at Waupon CC. He is identical to the other 17 innocent men we've cleared. Won't quit until he's out. #MakingAMurderer.” she shared on January 12.
Days later, Zellner began ripping apart the evidence presented by the prosecution in court.
“Yesterday: in bedroom where key was "found." Room is so small could not have missed unless they searched w/eyes closed. #MakingAMurderer,” she wrote on Jan. 21st.
She continued: “Also body was not burned in burn pit bc heat would have burned down Avery's garage. A lot of junk science at the junkyard. #MakingAMurderer”.
Meanwhile, TV Guide reported that Avery finally broke his silence about the Netflix docuseries through a letter he wrote in prison. On Thursday, he sent a three-page, handwritten letter to WISN 12 reporter Colleen Henry.
On the letter, Avery maintained that he’s innocent and had nothing to do with the killing of Halbach in 2005.
"The real killer is still out there. Who is he stalking now? I am really innocent of this case and that is the truth!!! The truth will set me free!!!!!!!”, Avery wrote.
Making A Murderer is a documentary which centered on the controversial case of Steven Avery. It was launched as a 10-episode series by Netflix last December which instantly caught the attention of media, celebrities and ordinary citizens.