Yesterday, (December 17), former Manitowoc County police sergeant Andrew Colborn filed a lawsuit against Netflix and filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos at the Manitowoc County circuit court.
He alleges that the hugely popular true crime series wrongfully accused him of framing Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey for the murder of Teresa Halbech by hinting that he planted incriminating evidence at the Avery’s salvage yard.
According to The Wrap, the lawsuit states that “neither plaintiff nor any other law enforcement officer planted evidence or in any other way attempted to frame Avery or Dassey for Halbach’s murder.”
It adds: “Despite overwhelming evidence proving Avery and Dassey’s guilt and the utter absence of evidence supporting defendant’s accusations of police misconduct, defendants falsely led viewers to the inescapable conclusion that plaintiff and others planted evidence to frame Avery for Halbach’s murder.”
Neither Netflix or Ricciardi and Demos are yet to comment.
Meanwhile, Avery’s lawyer Kathleen Zellner yesterday revealed that she is preparing to deliver evidence that could secure his eventual release.
Zellner says she is planning to file an appelate brief this Thursday – a document containing all the legal arguments on why Avery should be freed.
She hopes that the 22,000 page document will provide judges with ample proof to rule in Avery’s favour, which could spark the long process of securing his eventual release.