By now, most people are at least familiar with the story of Steven Avery, the man who was convicted of killing Teresa Halbach and sentenced to life in prison, despite numerous inconsistencies in the investigation. His case was turned into a 10-hour documentary called Making a Murderer, featured exclusively on Netflix.
In a recent interview, the people currently representing Avery’s case revealed some very good news. They have a strong expectation that he will be exonerated completely. Curtis Busse is the man behind the Steven Avery Project, and organization that works with the Avery family to handle how news and information about the case gets out to the public. Busse recently appeared on WIBX AM radio to discuss the progress that Kathleen Zellner (Avery’s current attorney) has made in the case.
“We’re not even looking for a new trial, we’re actually looking for an exoneration,” he told WIBX 950AM. “Zellner’s very confident, and Steven is also very confident that it’s not gonna take that much time. And we’re talking months here.”
When the radio host then asked him what kind of evidence would lead to such a dramatic reversal of Avery’s conviction, Busse listed off some of the key pieces of new information that Zellner will present:
“Phone records, DNA, there’s alibis there that weren’t proven the first time that Zellner is taking to the next level and gone the extra mile to prove. They’re going to show that the blood [in the RAV4] and the age of the blood, it’s not going to match up between the two.”
If Avery does manage to secure a release from prison, Busse doesn’t expect him to stick around Wisconsin very long. After all, the state would be the one that had wrongly convicted him twice (if he wins his appeal) of violent and heinous crimes.
“Steven wants to spend a little time in Wisconsin just to be with his family and try to celebrate the exoneration,” Busse said. “But then he plans to move out of Wisconsin because why would you want to put yourself around that any longer?”
You can listen to the entire interview in this video: