The story of Steven Avery’s post-conviction process continues to get more interesting by the week, guaranteeing we’ll eventually have an eventful second season of Making A Murderer to watch. At the end of August, Steven’s lawyer Kathleen Zellner filed a motion to retest evidence using new methods developed since his original trial in 2006. Now she claims that news has encouraged more people with knowledge of the case to come forward.
The implication here seems to be that people who will be exposed one way or another by the advanced testing have stepped forward to give their side of the story before the results come in and possibly incriminate them. It’s unclear whether it’s someone who knows something about the murder of Teresa Halbach, or the possible framing of Steven Avery.
Kathleen Zellner is a master of the sweeping yet vague tweet, and while it’s frustrating not knowing what’s up, there’s method to her social media madness. Each tweet like this turns the pressure up on those involved in Steven Avery’s 2006 trial. There’s a sense of inevitability growing regarding the truth coming out, and as that sentiment grows it encourages key players in law enforcement or the forensics department to talk.
Zellner’s “most comprehensive testing motion ever filed in the state of Wisconsin” is still waiting for a response from the courts, and Zellner has said she feels it will take between three and six months to do the extensive examinations needed. After that she hopes to present a more complete theory of what happened to murder victim Teresa Halbach and how the Manitowoc County Sheriffs Department supposedly framed Steven Avery for the deed.
If her evidence is as strong as she’s claimed it is on Twitter and during press conferences, Steven Avery could be exonerated and out of jail by the end of 2017. As for what happens if the testing concludes Steven Avery is guilty? Zellner demurred on that point, saying “No one who’s guilty would ever allow this extensive testing to be done in the first place.”