New DNA Evidence In Making A Murderer Case Could Change Everything

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Fresh new DNA evidence collected by Steven Avery’s lawyer could see the highly publicised Making A Murderer case take yet another dramatic turn.

WARNING: Spoilers…

As fans of the hit Netflix show are still up in arms over Avery’s imprisonment for the murder of Teresa Halbach, his new lawyer claims that new evidence could see him set free.

Kathleen Zellner, who is about to head into court to defend her client for the first time, even goes so far as to say that it is “inevitable” that Avery will be exonerated for the crime - that many are convinced he is innocent of.

She has spent several hours with Avery in prison and has collected DNA evidence in that time that she said will shed new light on the case.

Zellner plans to use ‘Luminol’ testing - a method of detecting any traces of blood - to prove that Teresa Halbach was not killed on Avery’s property.

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Lawyer: Kathleen Zellner believes it is inevitable that Steven Avery will be released (YouTube)

Insisting that the 53-year-old was set up by Manitowoc police officials, Zellner told Crime Time presenter Allison Hope Weiner: “It’s the evidence and having had a number of these cases it has a signature of a wrongful conviction case.

"They only focused on him, they did not look at lot of other suspects, certainly [there was] some very key people they should have been looking at.

"There was very poor investigation done of the victim’s background, who she was involved with and circumstances of her life.”

She added: "I don’t believe he is capable of committing a murder.

"But that’s not the key thing - it is the evidence that’s just flawed.”

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Victim: Avery was convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach (Calumet County Sheriff’s Department)

Avery, who is currently serving a life sentence in Waupun Correctional Institution, was previously released from prison after 18 years when DNA evidence proved he was innocent of rape.

Echoing the thoughts of millions of amateur sleuths and fans of the show, Zellner believes Avery is a victim of police corruption.

She said: "I selected the Avery case because I think that there was very blatant police misconduct in planting evidence and I think there is also a discrimination against the Avery family because of a perception that they were dispensable.”

Zellner is studying 38 boxes of evidence alongside forensic experts and hopes that what they find will see Avery’s conviction quashed.

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