Steven Avery is confident that he will be exonerated for the murder of Teresa Halbach.
The Making a Murderer star is so confident, in fact, that he’s already looking forward to a movie version of his life story. He even has a good idea who might play him.
Avery recently sat down with In Touch and talked about the possibility that he will be proven innocent.
“Hopefully all of the tests will come back good and the truth will come out,” he shared. “I’m comfortable. I know I have a good attorney and [that she’ll] prove my innocence.”
Avery’s new attorney is Kathleen Zellner, who recently filed a motion that might lead to Avery’s innocence.
When it comes to casting for Avery’s movie, he hopes that a top Hollywood star will land the role.
“Maybe Brad [Pitt],” Avery stated before admitting that he doesn’t get to watch many films. “We don’t get too many stations, but we’ve got the news.”
In addition to the movie dreams, Avery plans on writing a book about his experiences behind bars. The memoir will include stories about his life and what it has been like living in prison for so long.
Avery has been accused of two different crimes over his life span. After spending twenty years in prison for his first offense, Avery became the subject of Netflix’s hit docuseries, Making a Murderer.
According to Bustle, Avery’s fiancee, Sandra Greenman, believes all of the media attention might be getting to his head.
Greenman first met Avery back in 2007. She believed Avery was innocent from the start and their friendship turned into something romantic.
However, Greenman ended her engagement with Avery back in January because of the fame and added pressure.
“We still love each other, we admit we do,” she shared. “He’s very stubborn at the moment. [He said:] ‘I’m Steven Avery, I can do what I want. They’ll send me money, pictures, they’ll do anything I want them to do.’ He’s starting to believe the hype.”
Avery also gets plenty of attention from his fellow prisoners, which hasn’t helped her situation.
“He’s now well liked in prison, I’ve seen it a couple of times, prisoners putting their hands on his shoulder saying good luck, or people coming up to us in the visiting room,” she explained. “I’m sure he’ll be signing autographs soon. This is all going to his head, this new Steve thinks he can get away with anything.”
Even the guards treat Avery differently. Not only do they not search his cell as frequently as before, but they are afraid of receiving backlash from other prisoners.
Meanwhile, it might be only a matter of time before Avery is released.
Brendan Dassey, Avery’s nephew, and alleged accomplice, recently had his case overturned after a federal judge ruled his confession invalid.
Avery’s fate now rests in Zellner’s new motion, which was filed to retest the evidence police gathered in the original case.
Speaking of Zellner, The Wrap is reporting that Avery’s legal team just experienced a major shakeup.
Tricia J. Bushnell is officially stepping down from Avery’s legal team to make way for a new lawyer based out of Manitowoc.
Bushnell, who is based in Missouri, is taking a lesser role on the team while Douglas H. Johnson will be taking her place.
“Tricia is not leaving the team, her role just changed,” Justin Scott, a member of the Midwest Innocence Project, shared. “The team is evolving by adding Richards and his local expertise.”
While Avery’s fate remains in the balance, a sequel to Making a Murderer is currently in the works.
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