Steven Avery's twin sons have spoken about their lives and the Netflix documentary
Steven Avery’s twin sons – Steven Junior and Bill – have broken their silence on the fate of their father and the Netflix documentary that deals with his controversial murder conviction, Making a Murderer, talking in particular on their lives in relation to the show.
‘Making a Murderer deals with the twins father, Steven Avery, and his conviction for the murder of Teresa Halbach, with the documentary highlighting issues and alleged corruption in the case, as well as problems that preceded the murder that include Avery’s previous wrongful conviction and extended prison stay.
The twins are 25, and their father – through his two convictions – has been in prison for all but two and a half years of their lives. “The first eighteen years are the most critical, where you make that father-son relationship,” said one son, saying that if his father is innocent, he feels a part of his life has been robbed. He also speaks about wanting to change his name to take his wife’s surname (she refused), and how the documentary has impacted on his life.
He feels the military didn’t hire him because of his identity, despite being “more than qualified.”
One brother says he doesn’t think his father is guilty, while the other says he has “no idea,” but feels that it’s clear the case involved corruption.
The pair were speaking to an American documentary entitled ‘Crime Watch Daily’, which airs tomorrow (February 8), but parts of the interview have already been revealed via a preview available on YouTube, which can be seen below:
Last week, Avery’s lawyer Kathleen Zellner claimed to have new evidence that will prove Avery’s innocence.
“Generally, since 2007, there have been significant advances in forensic testing … the clearest way to do this is with scientific testing,” Zellner said in her first TV interview since taking the case. “Am I going to tell you exactly what it is? I am not. But it’s been a long time. There was a lot of evidence that wasn’t tested.”
She also tweeted that Avery had asked for every available piece of DNA testing in an attempt to prove his innocence, including an image of a handwritten note making the request from Avery himself.
Meanwhile, prosecutor Ken Kratz has claimed the documentary omitted crucial evidence in the case.