Considering he’s locked away in jail for life over the murder of Teresa Halbach, 2016 has been a pretty good year for Steven Avery. The Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer went viral this year, leading a huge number of people to believe in his innocence. He’s got a new hotshot wrongful convictions lawyer in Kathleen Zellner who seems primed to blow the entire case open with new forensic testing. And now you can add true love to the list of things he’s gained.
After eight months of daily phone calls and finally meeting each other earlier this September, the 54-year-old Avery is now engaged to 53-year-old Lynn Hartman, a former legal assistant and bankruptcy paralegal from Las Vegas. In a post that has since been deleted from the Steven Avery Project Facebook page, Lynn announced that Steven had proposed and she’d accepted.
“I am very happy to announce that Steven Avery asked me to marry him today, and I accepted. It has been a difficult road getting to this point in our lives but we are very happy,” she wrote. “Despite all obstacles, and Steven’s wrongful conviction and incarceration, we plan to be married shortly after he is released.”