It seems by now everyone from Steven Avery’s proctologist to his mailman has been interviewed by various media outlets in an attempt to find some or any evidence of his guilt or innocence for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Strangely, Steven Avery’s twin sons have never been interviewed. Until now.
Bill Avery and Steven Jr. gave an interview to Crime Watch Daily where they say if they believe if their father is guilty, and describe how their father’s legal issues have impacted and even had consequences on their lives.
Bill Avery was asked if he believes that his father killed the 25-year-old photographer and he answered, “No, I don’t think he did.” His twin brother Steven Jr. was not as resolute regarding the murder of Halbach. “I have no idea,” Steven Jr. said. “I mean, only one person can answer that, and that is Teresa, but she can’t answer it no more.” Steven Jr. did defend his father by saying, “The only thing I know is that the entire case was very shady, it’s clear that there was corruption.”
When Steven Jr. was asked about the massive popularity that the Netflix docuseries Making A Murderer and he said, “It sucks having everything out in the open like that, but at the same point, it’s good because a lot of people see a little bit of a bigger picture.”
Steven Avery’s legal issues have had ramifications for his sons, so much so that Steven Avery Jr. is afraid to tell people his name. It was such a negative that he wanted to take his wife’s last name when they got married, but she wanted to stay traditional so they didn’t.
Steven Jr. said that he and his brother were denied a military job that they “were more than qualified for” because they overheard “one of the main guy that works there” allegedly say, “it would be a cold day in Hell before they [Avery brothers] ever get hired.”
“I just see him as a complete stranger,” Bill reveals his relationship with the father who abandoned him. “I know that he’s my father, but I grew up without a father for so long that it just kind of feels like I don’t have (one).”
Steven Sr. served 18 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape, but was put in prison again in 2007 for the murder of Halbach. Many fans of the Making A Murderer documentary theorize that Avery was framed by authorities in retaliation for filing a $36 million lawsuit against Manitowoc County for his wrongful conviction for rape.
You can see the entire interview on Crime Watch Daily on February 8.
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