Avery is currently serving a sentence for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach
Making A Murderer subject Steven Avery and his lawyer have said they have new evidence which suggests a new suspect in the murder Avery was imprisoned for.
Kathleen Zellner joined Avery’s legal team in January and is set to file an appeal of his conviction at the end of the month (August).
Speaking to the New York Times Zellner said the appeal would request DNA evidence collected during the case to see if it matches up with who she suspects is to blame for the 2007 murder of Teresa Halbach and to prove the evidence was planted in the original trial.
“There is evidence that already exists in the case that points to a different location and a different suspect,” Zellner said. “We’ve got a combination of forensic evidence and a tip from somebody that we’ve interviewed multiple times that we think is credible.”
She continued: “It may not all be successful. But I believe if even one bit of evidence is planted, the conviction is going to be vacated. I’ve never seen a more graphic, compelling illustration of a crime scene that was fabricated.”
Zellner has previously won 17 appeals with previous clients in terms of getting wrongful convictions overturned. Avery is confident that she will do the same for him too.
“I’m going to be free,” he said. “I thought sooner or later [this day] would [come], The truth is coming out.”
Zellner’s appeal is set to be filed on August 29.