Since airing in December, everyone has become obsessed with the Netflix series, Making A Murderer. The documentary centres on the real-life murder of a young woman, Teresa Halbach, for which Steven Avery is now serving life in prison but maintains his innocence and that he was framed by the police.
Most recently Steven Avery responded to a letter from WISN 12 News investigative reporter, Colleen Henry asking him if he would talk about the documentary. In his letter he said, ‘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!!!!!!!'
There have been whisperings of a second series, with directors Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi mentioning that they had ‘in the past four weeks is have several phone calls with Steven Avery which we have recorded with an eye toward including them in future episodes.’
Now, there seems to be more fuel to these claims with the Mirror reporting that Demos and Ricciardi had been contacted by a second juror who is prepared to state that they believe Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey (who is also currently serving life in prison for the murder with parole eligibility starting in 2048) were framed for the murder.
There have been multiple updates in the case this month and it seems that new information on the case is constantly being brought to the surface. On January 8th, well-known defense lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, took on Avery’s case and started poking holes in the prosecutions case on her Twitter.
There have been reports that two of the juror’s who found Avery guilty, were actually related to the Manitowoc police department. One is the father of a sergeant for the department during the trial as well as an ‘official and very active volunteer’ for the department. On top of that, another juror’s wife worked at the Manitowoc County Clerk’s Office (where Avery’s blood sample which his defense team claimed had been tampered with, was kept).
The internet has also unearthed what is being suggested as 'proof' of Avery's innocence is an image of Teresa Halbach in which she is holding what appears to be two car keys to her Toyota RAV 4, when only one was found in Avery’s trailer.
Recently Avery’s mum, Dolores Avery, added another shocking dimension to the story during a radio interview in which she said ‘I don’t think she’s even dead’.
Bring on the second series, we say, because there are too many unanswered questions right now.
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.