Avery's brother grants 1st interview about case

Avery's brother grants 1st interview about case
Posted at 2:55 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 15:55:20-05

Earl Avery is speaking out about why he thinks his brother, convicted murderer Steven Avery, should be a free man.

Earl spoke with Access Hollywood about the case that has gained international attention since the release of the Netflix docu-series "Making a Murderer."

He says in 2005 he told investigators information that proved Teresa Halbach was not murdered on the Avery Salvage property.

"We drove right through there where that car was supposed to be, and it wasn't there ... that night of the 31st we were rabbit hunting," Earl Avery said.

Avery says he and his brother spoke on the phone recently for the first time in eight years. Court documents show that Steven Avery has pointed the finger at two of his brothers, Chuck and Earl, as two people who could have murdered Halbach.

"He told me that his lawyers told him to say that, and he told me that he was frustrated that we wouldn't talk to him or go up and see him," Earl Avery said.

Earl says Steven Avery's new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, is using a forensic procedure with a substance called Luminol that can uncover blood near the locations where investigators say Halbach was killed.

He says the negative attention from the documentary is stopping him from making a living, and that if there is a new trial, it will need to be held away from Manitowac County.

"Everybody in Manitowac County, half of them are against us," Earl Avery said. "We get at least 20-30 phone calls, call and hang up, calling us murderers, call and say, 'I know you killed that girl, why did you do it?'"