Steven Avery's lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, breaks silence on case

Zellner believes forensics will clear Avery

Steven Avery’s new lawyer believes forensic testing is the key to freeing her client and says there could be some movement in the case very soon.

Kathleen Zellner spoke with WBAY-TV Friday outside Waupun Correctional Institution where Avery is being held.

She said she will be seeking new scientific testing in the case, pointing out that there’s been “significant advances” in forensic testing since Avery was convicted in 2007.

Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, are both serving life sentences for the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005. Interest in the case has been renewed over the past couple of months following the popularity of the Netfix docu-series “Making a Murderer.”

Zellner is no stranger to the media spotlight and her Illinois-based law firm specializes in trying to overturn high-profile cases like Avery’s.

But ever since taking over the case, Zellner had not spoken to the media, relying on her Twitter account to drop details about the case.

She told the TV station she interviewed Avery for hours before deciding to represent him.

“When someone wants every possible test done that could be done that would prove their guilt or innocence, that’s when you know they’re innocent,” Zellner told WBAY.

Zellner said she also purchased a Toyota Rav-4 similar to Halbach’s as part of her independent investigation.

She said the appeal Avery filed last month has been pulled and that there could be “some movement in the appeals process within the next 30 days.”

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