Steven Avery’s case became one of the most talked about all over the country, thanks to the truly addicting series Making a Murderer, which everyone seemed to binge on Netflix. The main objective of the producers was to tell the other side of Avery’s story, which paints him as a victim of the judicial system and, more importantly, someone who was framed for the murder of Teresa Halbach.
It was an unbelievable story, a man who had been wrongfully locked up for 18 years and is set free after advanced technology detects that he was not the culprit, only to be thrown in jail for a murder that his attorneys are saying he did not commit. Many have come up with their own theories on how Avery was framed.
Now, a twist in the case comes on the heels of the NBC’s Dateline special. According to Radar Online, a top cop alleges that Avery was framed by a notorious killer.
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A retired police sergeant John Cameron told Radar Online there’s evidence that suggests Avery and his cousin Brendan Dassey were framed in a shady scheme. So who’s the infamous serial killer? According to Cameron, Avery and Dassey were framed by Edward Wayne Edwards.
While Avery wants a new trial and is crying for every forensic test to be done, the retired cop says that he was set up.
In an interview with Radar Online, he said, “Steven Avery is completely innocent. He was set up by Edwards!”
Uproxx looked into this claim and found a few interesting points that would hypothetically tie Edwards to the murder instead of Avery. The “evidence” includes letters, police, and families of Edwards’ victims.
Specifically, the site states as follows.
“Several of Edward Wayne Edwards’ past victims were murdered on Halloween night. Teresa Halbach disappeared on Halloween night.
“Edwards had killed in Wisconsin before: In 1980, Edwards murdered Timothy Hack and Kelly Drew in what was later dubbed the Sweetheart Slayings.
“Edwards was living about an hour away from Steven Avery at the time of the murder.”
Going into even more details is the retired cop, who told Radar, “He had done exactly the same thing in California in 1955 when he kidnapped and murdered a doctor’s 14-year-old daughter called Stephanie Bryan. He hid her body for three months and then planted the girl’s property in a man named Burton Abbott’s basement and in his garage. Abbott was convicted on circumstantial evidence, but always protested that he was framed. He was executed at San Quentin minutes before a stay of execution was delivered.”
Meanwhile, as the Inquisitr reported, Avery is desperately trying to get out of jail. It sounds like the convicted felon is still very hopeful despite the mounting odds against him. Avery recently wrote a letter to his supporters.
Third visit WCC: SA thrilled about chance of new forensic testing–like innocent men always are.#MakingAMurderer pic.twitter.com/7p2JwaJoYt
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) January 29, 2016
Kathleen Zellner, who is Avery’s current lawyer, believes he’s innocent, and she told NBC’s Dateline as such.
“Generally, since 2007, there have been significant advances in forensic testing… the clearest way to do this is with scientific testing. Am I going to tell you exactly what it is? I am not. But it’s been a long time. There was a lot of evidence that wasn’t tested.”
Do you think Steven Avery will get a new trial? Better yet, what do you think of the new conspiracy posed by sergeant John Cameron?
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