Update: Alleged Confession in 'Making a Murderer' Case Sept 24, 2019 3:17:46 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Sept 24, 2019 3:17:46 GMT -5
Alleged Confession in Making a Murderer Case
It could be the ultimate twist in the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. A Wisconsin man already in prison for a separate slaying has reportedly confessed to the killing of photographer Teresa Halbach (above) in 2005. If true, the admission could pave the way for convicted killer Steven Avery’s exoneration. The inmate cannot be named until he confesses to Wisconsin authorities.
Shawn Rech, the director of the upcoming true-crime series Convicting a Murderer – an unaffiliated follow-up to the cult Netflix presentation – told Newsweek the inmate confessed to murdering Halbach during a taped interview, which is now reportedly in the hands of Wisconsin authorities. “We haven’t confirmed the legitimacy of the confession,” he admitted. “But seeing as it was given by a notable convicted murderer from Wisconsin, we feel responsible to deliver any and all possible evidence to law enforcement and legal teams.” Rech also confirmed the confession did not come from Dassey or Avery. Convicting a Murderer will examine the famous case through the eyes of prosecutors and is expected to be released in 2020, website Digital Spy reported.
Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, have spent more than a decade behind bars for Halbach’s murder, but claim they are innocent. Avery, 57, is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
The case made headlines when Making a Murderer first aired in 2016. The show’s creators charted the pair’s repeated unsuccessful attempts to clear their names.
Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s current lawyer, has several theories that point to other members of the Dassey family as Halbach’s killers. She has spent years recreating portions of the crime scene and evidence in hopes of proving her client couldn’t have committed the murder.
Sources: Kelly Wynne, Newsweek, September 23, 2019, and Ebony Bowden, The New York Post, September 23, 2019.