‘Making A Murderer’ Lawyer Kathleen Zellner Countersues Former Client Lathierial Boyd

Making A Murderer 2 lawyer Kathleen Zellner has filed a lawsuit against her former client, Lathierial Boyd. As the Inquisitr reported, Boyd sued Zellner for $20 million, claiming the wrongful convictions specialist botched his civil case after he spent over 20 years behind bars for a fatal shooting outside a Chicago nightclub. Now Newsweek has […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Lawyer Kathleen Zellner Responds To $20 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Her

With Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey still behind bars for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, Making A Murderer Season 2 producers turned to Avery’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, for much of the content that comprised the second season of the hit Netflix docu-series. That footage presented the wrongful convictions specialist Zellner as a legal pit […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Lawyer Preparing Another Motion After Request To Test Bones Generates New Evidence

In the latest legal back and forth between the state of Wisconsin and Steven Avery’s wrongful conviction lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, the Inquisitr reports Zellner’s request to DNA test mystery bones found in a Manitowoc gravel pit was denied by a state appeals court. Or at least that’s how many outsiders watching the case interpreted the […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Lawyer Challenges Wisconsin Attorney General To Allow DNA Testing Of Mystery Bones

Making A Murderer subject Steven Avery’s lawyer Kathleen Zellner has responded to her client’s latest legal setback. As the Inquisitr reports, a Wisconsin appeals court denied her December 17 motion to perform Rapid DNA testing on bones left unidentified since Avery’s original 2006 murder trial. According to Newsweek, Zellner isn’t discouraged by the ruling and […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Appeals Court Rejects Steven Avery’s Request For Rapid DNA Testing Of Mystery Bones

A Wisconsin court of appeals has denied a motion from Making A Murderer subject Steven Avery that requested his case be returned to the circuit court so new scientific testing could be performed. Local news outlet WBAY reports that the court’s decision came on December 28, just hours after the State of Wisconsin filed their […]

Check Out The First Trailer For ‘Making A Murderer Part 2’ As Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey Maintain Innocence

With the premiere just around the corner, Netflix has finally released a preview of Making a Murderer Part 2. The two-plus minute trailer was just released by the streaming giant today, offering up an overview of what audiences can expect to see on the upcoming season of the show. Making a Murderer originally premiered in […]

‘Making A Murderer Part 2’ Will Premiere On Netflix October 19

One of Netflix’s most popular shows is returning to the streaming service once again and fans cannot wait. In 2015, the story of Steven Avery, his nephew Brendan Dassey, and their conviction in the murder of Theresa Halbach captivated the country. The uncle and nephew were charged in 2006 for killing 25-year-old photographer Theresa Halbach […]

Brendan Dassey Of ‘Making A Murderer’ Won’t Be Heard By Supreme Court

Despite the popularity of the hit Netflix show, Making a Murderer, the Supreme Court has decided not to hear the appeal of Brendan Dassey. In August of 2016, U.S. Magistrate Judge William E. Duffin ruled that Dassey’s confession had been coerced and he overturned his murder conviction. Next, Duffin’s decision was appealed by the Wisconsin […]

Following The Success Of ‘Making A Murderer,’ Netflix To Release New True Crime Series, ‘The Staircase’

These days, Netflix seems to be the place to go to get your true crime murder-mystery fix. With past hits like Making A Murderer, Evil Genius, and The Keepers, fans have gotten absolutely hooked on anything and everything crime related, and The Staircase is sure to be your next Netflix obsession. According to Pop Sugar, […]

Documentary Revisits Old Theory In Teresa Halbach Killing

A new true-crime documentary series due to air in April will explore an old theory that a serial killer killed Teresa Halbach in 2005, not Steven Avery, the Manitowoc, Wisconsin, subject of Making a Murderer. The series, It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards, debuts at 9 p.m. April 16 on the Paramount […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Len Kachinsky Denies Harassment Allegations

Former Brendan Dassey lawyer Len Kachinsky denies allegations that he harassed his court clerk last year. The clerk, on Tuesday, January 30, was granted a temporary order of protection against the now municipal judge, one that bars him from any contact with the unnamed female petitioner. She asked for the order because she says Kachinsky […]

New Podcast Expected To Woo ‘Making A Murderer’ Fans

Fans of the Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer are expected to be “glued” to a 13-part podcast about the 21-year-old murder of a French filmmaker. The murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier will be the subject of the podcast, West Cork, on Amazon’s Audible service. The series begins February 8. Du Plantier, 39, was found […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Avery Lawyer Still Claims Blood Was Planted

As Kathleen Zellner, post-conviction attorney for Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery, awaits a ruling about whether he’ll be granted an evidentiary hearing in circuit court, she’s released what she claims is proof that her client’s blood was planted inside Teresa Halbach’s Toyota RAV4 more than 12 years ago. “The killer took the blood out […]

‘Making A Murderer’: What Ken Kratz Told The Jury About Bullets Found In Steven Avery’s Garage

Although Steven Avery’s post-conviction attorney claims a bullet found in his garage never passed through bone, the man who prosecuted him, and Brendan Dassey, say he never made such an assertion. The bullet in question, which Avery supporters have dubbed the “magic bullet,” is actually a mangled fragment found in 2006, after Dassey told investigators […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Brendan Dassey Not Part Of Steven Avery’s First Alibi

While Steven Avery claims that he and nephew Brendan Dassey had a bonfire behind his garage the evening of October 31, 2005, it wasn’t the alibi he gave police during the Teresa Halbach missing person’s investigation. Within hours of the report that the photographer was missing, Avery was naming alibi witnesses, those able to verify […]

Police Were Tipped Off In 2005 By Brendan Dassey About Teresa Halbach Sexual Assault

Charges against Making a Murderer subjects Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are being discussed again, drawing questions about links to Teresa Halbach and how investigators theorized that she had been sexually assaulted in 2005. Police uncovered no physical evidence that Halbach had been sexually assaulted. There was no semen found in Avery’s trailer, and only […]

‘Making a Murderer:’ Steven Avery Tells Conflicting Stories About Bobby Dassey, Fire

As convicted murderer Steven Avery’s post-conviction lawyer continues her push to win him a new trial in the killing of Teresa Halbach, his early statements to police may reveal that he could not keep his story straight about what happened on his property on Halloween 2005. Avery is one of two main subjects of the […]

‘Making a Murderer’: Steven Avery Spars With Sister, Brother-In-Law Over Halbach Killing

In a bizarre turn of events, Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery was involved in a heated exchange with his sister and brother-in-law over a motion filed by his attorney. The motion, filed by Kathleen Zellner late last month, claimed Avery’s brother-in-law Scott Tadych and nephew Bobby Dassey committed perjury and put themselves in the […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Kathleen Zellner Keeps Focus On Other Suspects In Halbach Killing

Post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner on Monday furthered her claim that there were more viable suspects in the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach than Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery. As she alleged this spring, Halbach’s on-again, off-again boyfriend was directly tied to the crime scene. In the 1,200-page motion filed on June 7, she suggested the […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Sex Club Theory Still Alive In Steven Avery Case

As Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery continues to fight for his freedom in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, fans of the documentary are still basking in conspiracy theories about who the “real” killer might be. The latest was rehatched on Reddit, in the group /r/TickTockManitowoc, a band of web sleuths determined to prove […]

Kathleen Zellner Files Motion To Vacate Order Denying New Trial For Steven Avery

Kathleen Zellner, attorney for Making a Murderer‘s Steven Avery, filed a motion Friday to vacate an earlier decision to deny him a new trial. Zellner, who took Avery’s case in January 2016, asked the court to vacate the order issued Tuesday by Sheboygan County Circuit Judge Angela Sutkiewicz. Zellner is asking the court to relieve […]

Kathleen Zellner: Avery, Dassey Cases Much Different

While Making a Murderer subjects Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey were convicted of the same offense in the death of Teresa Halbach, their post-conviction cases couldn’t be any different, according to Avery’s post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner. “People do not realize that Brendan’s case is 10 years further advanced than Steven’s and is in a very […]

Kathleen Zellner Not Shaken By Denial In Steven Avery Case

Although the lawyer for Making a Murderer‘s Steven Avery will file a motion to vacate a trial court judge’s decision to deny him a new trial, she says the case will likely be decided elsewhere. Saying Tuesday’s decision was “not a big deal,” Kathleen Zellner turned to Twitter with another message Wednesday, one that indicates […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Defendant’s Appeal: Court Rendered Decision On Steven Avery’s Request For New Trial

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, Steven Avery, the convict featured in Netflix’s crime documentary Making a Murderer received the court decision on his appeal for a new trial was denied. According to Avery’s legal counsel, Kathleen Zellner had plans to provide the court with new evidence that could help the case of the defendant. However, the […]

Brendan Dassey’s Intellect At Center Of Appeals Court Decision

With the en banc hearing in the case of Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey in the books, the now 27-year-old’s fate is in the hands of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. And although Dassey’s lawyer made one argument in his petition for habeas corpus relief, it is likely that the panel of seven […]

‘Making a Murderer:’ Brendan Dassey Awaits Appeals Court Decision

Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey will continue to await his fate as the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals prepares a decision as to whether it will uphold a 2016 ruling that his confession in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach was coerced. A panel of seven judges on Tuesday, September 26, heard arguments […]

Brendan Dassey Case Likely Bound For Supreme Court

There is no telling what the outcome will be for Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey after Tuesday’s en banc hearing in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, but there is a strong likelihood the case will be appealed to U.S. Supreme Court. The state of Wisconsin could bring the case to the high court […]

Kathleen Zellner Addresses Steven Avery Rumor Mill

While detractors of Kathleen Zellner, the attorney for Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery, have had plenty to say about her on social media, the noted post-conviction lawyer says she’s been busy trying to free her client. She also scoffed at specific online threads that suggest she’s had a falling out with filmmakers Moira Demos […]

‘Making a Murderer’: Mother Of Brendan Dassey Talks About What Happened At Fox Hills Resort

Although it is believed that Brendan Dassey was interrogated at a Wisconsin hotel before his arrest, his mother says those reports are not accurate. Barb Tadych (Barb Janda in Making a Murderer) says she vividly remembers February 27, 2006. It was the day police took her son out of school and questioned him before bringing […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Could Brendan Dassey Confession Have Been Suppressed?

Although former defense lawyer Len Kachinsky says he made a valiant attempt to suppress Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s 2006 confession, his argument was not based on case law used by Dassey’s current attorneys. Kachinsky told the Inquisitr on September 11 that his inability to convince Judge Jerome Fox that Dassey’s confession was involuntary […]

Retired Appellate Judge: Courts Consider Poor Defendants ‘Trash’

There are arguably many problems with the American criminal justice system, and one of them is a low regard for defendants who cannot afford legal counsel, according to a recently retired judge from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. “The basic thing is that most judges regard these people as kind of […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Len Kachinsky Hopes Appeals Court Establishes Law To Help Juvenile Defendants

As Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s en banc hearing in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals draws near, his former lawyer, Len Kachinsky, says he hopes the court’s eight judges make a ruling to help juveniles accused of crimes. “I hope the Seventh Circuit decides whether juveniles are entitled or not to the rights […]

Exonerated Client Of ‘Making a Murderer’ Lawyer Kathleen Zellner Settles Civil Suit Against Prosecutor

A man already on the list of those that Chicago lawyer Kathleen Zellner has exonerated has settled a civil lawsuit against a member of the office that brought murder charges against him. Mario Casciaro, who was freed from prison in 2015, settled the civil complaint filed against a member of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s […]

‘Making a Murderer:’ Was There Really A Conflict Of Interest In The Steven Avery Case?

As viewers await the second season of Making a Murderer, discussion still swirls about the conflict of interest the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department had in the Teresa Halbach investigation and whether deputies broke the law by not staying out of it. It is widely known that Manitowoc County, at the time of Halbach’s murder, was […]

Kathleen Zellner: New Evidence Uncovered In Steven Avery Case

The noted post-conviction lawyer for Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery says she has uncovered even more exculpatory evidence in her bid to free him from prison. Avery is serving life without parole in a Wisconsin prison for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Zellner told the Inquisitr that new witnesses have come forward, leading […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Defense Investigator: Someone Known To Steven Avery’s Dog Planted Teresa Halbach’s Bones

The investigator who worked for Steven Avery’s trial lawyers has revisited a popular theory about who killed Teresa Halbach back in 2005. Appearing on the teen talk show Corey Taylor Talks on Tuesday, August 22, Pete Baetz said Halbach’s body was burned elsewhere before someone salted her bones in Avery’ burn pit — a theory […]

‘Making a Murderer’ Lawyer Kathleen Zellner Scores Big In Chicago Case

The famed exoneration attorney pushing for the release of Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery scored a victory in her home state of Illinois this month. Among Kathleen Zellner’s clients who aren’t Steven Avery is Darryl Fulton, a man convicted of a 1994 rape and murder he and his co-defendant claim they did not commit. […]

Full Appeals Court Will Hear Brendan Dassey Appeal, 2016 Decision Vacated

The push to free Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey suffered a setback on Friday, as the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granted the State of Wisconsin its request to hear the case en banc. The decision comes almost two months after a three-judge panel voted 2-1 to uphold a 2016 decision that Dassey […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Special Prosecutor Named In Steven Avery Case

A special prosecutor has been named in the post-conviction case of Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery. Assistant Sheboygan County District Attorney Mark Williams was named to Avery’s Manitowoc County case July 14 because of conflict of interest, according to court documents. Currently, Thomas Fallon with the state of Wisconsin Department of Justice is heading […]

Kathleen Zellner Explains ‘No Reddit’ Rule For Steven Avery Challenge

Kathleen Zellner fired back at users of the social media site Reddit on Saturday, two days after she issued the $10,000 Steven Avery Proof of Guilt Challenge. Her comments were in response to several threads on the popular site that accused the lawyer of issuing the challenge as a publicity stunt in her bid to […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Lawyer Jerry Buting Launches New Website

One of Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery’s trial attorneys has launched a new website to promote his book about the docu-series, public speaking schedule, and Wisconsin law firm. Jerry Buting, along with Dean Strang, took Avery’s case shortly after Avery was arrested on November 11, 2005, for the murder of Teresa Halbach. Buting was […]

Redditors Respond To Kathleen Zellner’s ‘Steven Avery Proof Of Guilt Challenge’

Although it may only be in jest, some users of the social media site Reddit have attempted to answer the questions asked by post-conviction lawyer Kathleen Zellner as part of her “Steven Avery Proof of Guilt Challenge.” The challenge was issued Thursday to anyone who can successfully answer 100 questions, proving to Zellner that her […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Kathleen Zellner ‘Not Ruling Out’ Defamation Suit Over Ex-DA’s Book

As the book Avery: The Case Against Steven Avery and What “Making a Murderer” Gets Wrong continues to sell, Avery’s lawyer has been busy refuting its content and may be eyeing a lawsuit against the former prosecutor who wrote it. “Prosecutors have no immunity for defamation after they are no longer the prosecutor on the […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Wisconsin DOJ Asks Judge To Kick Steven Avery Appeal To Higher Court

The Wisconsin Department of Justice says the latest post-conviction motion filed by Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery’s lawyer must be heard by the state’s appellate court because the circuit court has no jurisdiction. In a letter sent to Judge Angela Sutkiewicz, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Fallon claims Avery’s 1,200-motion for a new trial includes […]

Kathleen Zellner: Ryan Hillegas Theory Originated In 2007

Although Kathleen Zellner is said to have dropped a bombshell last month when she presented Teresa Halbach’s ex-boyfriend as the person who most likely killed her, the lawyer said the idea that Ryan Hillegas was a possible suspect originated in 2007 by Steven Avery’s trial lawyers. “Naming RH as a potential suspect did not originate […]

Kathleen Zellner Takes Shot At Tom Fassbender Over Dassey Confession

Kathleen Zellner continued to rib State of Wisconsin officials involved in convicting Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey of murder in the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach. Avery’s noted post-conviction lawyer took a Twitter shot at the co-lead investigator in the case, Tom Fassbender, on Sunday, quipping about his officer’s choice of words when coaxing Dassey […]

Experts Measure Lasting Effect Of Brendan Dassey Case

With Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s presumption of innocence restored for now, his murder trial and post-conviction appeals will likely leave a lasting impression on the criminal justice system. First, it is difficult to deny the worldwide attention the case has attracted since the documentary premiered in 2015. Dassey’s case, however, has been making […]

Steven Avery Lawyer Kathleen Zellner Tweets Jabs At Trial Evidence

Noted post-conviction lawyer Kathleen Zellner threw several jabs at the evidence presented during the 2007 murder trial of her Making a Murderer client Steven Avery Saturday. “Experiment =’ hood latch swab’ never swabbed a hood latch. Swapping swabs–forensic for dummies,” Zellner tweeted, referring to former District Attorney Ken Kratz’s claim that Avery’s DNA was found […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Court Denies Brendan Dassey Release

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion filed by Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey regarding his release from prison. Dassey’s lawyers claim he is being held unconstitutionally after the court vacated his murder conviction in the 2005 death of Teresa Halbach. The motion for bail was denied Wednesday by the same three-judge […]

Wisconsin DOJ Files Motion To Block Brendan Dassey Release

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel on Monday filed a motion to keep Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey in prison while his office argues the case in front of the entire Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The motion comes three days after Dassey’s lawyers filed a petition to release him while the state decides to […]