Steven Avery's Lawyer Claims That Ex-Partner Is Responsible For Murder

Attorney Kathleen Zellner is putting together Avery's appeal

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The lawyer working on behalf of Making a Murderer's Steven Avery has claimed that Teresa Halbach could have been murdered by an former abusive partner.

Attorney Kathleen Zellner is putting together Avery's appeal against his life sentence for the rape and murder of the 25-year-old journalist in 2005.

It's part of a 1,272-page document detailing Halbach's former partner's abusive tendencies.

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She says the man had injuries to his hands, and lied to police by giving them a fake name. She adds that he had access to Avery property, as well as Halbach's, and had 'complete control of evidence." She also alledges that the ex-partner deleted voicemails from her phone.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice said: "We are confident that, as with Mr. Avery's prior motions, this one also is without merit and will be rejected once it is considered by the court. We continue to send our condolences to the Halbach family as they have to endure Avery's ridiculous attempts to re-litigate his guilty verdict and sentence."

Rumours abound that series 2 of Making a Murderer is set for release later this year, and it'll be interesting to see what they do with it.

The problem with producing a follow-up to the Netflix smash hit is that people have kept up-to-date with the ongoing court battle that has emerged since the show's airing, leaving no room for dramatic twists and turns.

We'll have to wait and see what else they've managed to uncover.