FINALLY, Steven Avery’s Lawyer Reveals A New Murder Suspect That Could Put The Defense In The Driver’s Seat

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Kathleen Zellner, Steven Avery’s new high-profile lawyer, is an impassioned beast when it comes to wrongful conviction cases. The Chicago-based lawyer has become somewhat of a folk hero in the law community for overturning a total of 17 wrongful convictions, mostly taking the cases on pro-bono. She’s even obtained the release of a death row inmate after convincing the real murderer to confess to the murder.

Zellner has been anything but shy with the work she’s done in trying to free Steven Avery. She’s been on numerous Twitter crusades taunting the police and prosecutors who investigated and convicted Avery.

In a recent, deep-dive profile with Newsweek, Zellner was candid and assured in her belief that Steven Avery is completely innocent–so much so that she has no interest in a new trial, she is set on vacating the conviction and having her client walk, because as she says, ‘I’m a sprinter. I’m not a long-distance runner.’”

But despite Zellner’s passion, if the defense cannot do the prosecution’s job by presenting another suspect, the odds of Avery’s conviction being vacated are very slim.

So when asked about any leads, Zellner, who claims that half of her exoneration cases have led to the apprehension of the real killer, was cryptically optimistic.

“We have a couple. I’d say there’s one, leading the pack by a lot. But I don’t want to scare him off, I don’t want him to run.”

She elaborates on her potential leads by revealing some juicy information that authorities failed to follow-up with in the days leading up to Halbach’s murder, including two phone calls Halbach made two days before she was killed to a man recently arrested for sex crimes.

Further, she suggests that Avery’s former lawyers Dean Strang and Jerry Buting ‘bungled’ the defense by not arguing that Halbach’s cellphone records show she left Avery’s property alive.

Via Newsweek:

Zellner says the biggest piece of evidence she’s uncovered is the cellphone records that show Halbach left Avery’s property before she was killed—which Strang and Buting never brought up at trial. The state says Avery shot Halbach in his garage and then burned her body in the Avery family’s salvage yard. “So it’s absolutely shocking to see cellphone records that were part of the discovery that were turned over to the defense…document her route leaving the property. She goes back the same way she came, she’s 12 miles from the property on the last ping,” Zellner says. “They screwed it up.”

Let’s hope that all this debunked evidence and shoddy investigating can lead to something other than internet content. Maybe something like an exoneration or a reaffirmation that Avery is the killer. JUST GIVE US THE GODDAMN TRUTH.

Here is video evidence of Zellner’s social media bullishness:

[h/t Newsweek]