‘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 […]

‘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 […]

‘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 […]

Motion For New Trial In Steven Avery Case Denied By Wisconsin Judge [BREAKING]

A Wisconsin judge has denied Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery a new trial after reviewing a 1,200-page motion filed by his attorney earlier this year. Sheboygan County Circuit Judge Angela Sutkiewicz issued the ruling Tuesday, four months after Kathleen Zellner filed her motion that included more than 800 pages of exhibits. “In light of […]

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:’ 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. […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Steven Avery Responds To Brendan Dassey Coerced Confession Ruling

Steven Avery is “extremely pleased” that the United States Court of Appeals upheld the ruling that his nephew Brendan Dassey’s confession in Teresa Halbach’s murder was coerced, he said via his lawyer Kathleen Zellner. Zellner visited Avery at the Waupun Correctional Institution Friday morning, a day after the ruling. “He’s very pleased, extremely pleased, of […]

Brendan Dassey Release: Attorney Files Motion For Bail

In what could be a landmark case, attorneys for Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey on Friday filed a motion that he be released on bail pending a decision by the state of Wisconsin to retry him for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. The filing comes a day after a three-judge panel in the […]

Court: ‘Making A Murderer’ Cops Could Not Keep Own Story Straight During Brendan Dassey Confession

Investigators had a trouble keeping their own story straight while they were interrogating Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey in 2006, according to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling released Thursday, June 22. The ruling that Dassey’s civil rights were violated was centered on lines of questioning used by Wisconsin investigator Tom Fassbender and […]

‘Making A Murderer:’ Tom Fassbender, Ken Kratz Defend Guilty Verdicts On Nancy Grace Podcast

The debate over whether Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery will get a new trial continues, as the lead investigator, Wisconsin Special Agent Tom Fassbender, recently sat down with Nancy Grace to defend his detective work that helped send the now 54-year-old Avery away for life. Appearing on the podcast, Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, […]

Email: Teresa Halbach Once Loved Ryan Hillegas, He Was Still ‘Checking Her Out’

While some questions about Teresa Halbach’s ex-boyfriend are still unanswered, an email she allegedly sent to a friend may shed some light on her true relationship with Ryan Hillegas. Halbach emailed a friend that Ryan had come to the house she shared with Scott Bloedorn before she was killed and was “checking her out.” “I […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Fire Expert: Teresa Halbach Not Burned In Steven Avery’s Fire Pit

The body of Teresa Halbach was not burned in a fire pit owned by Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery back in 2005, a forensic scientist hired by Chicago lawyer Kathleen Zellner claims. Dr. John DeHaan, who has almost 50 years’ experience working with fires and bombs, said several pieces of evidence tell him Halbach […]

Kathleen Zellner Makes Case For Missing Teresa Halbach Voicemail

The jury was misled because the state withheld evidence in the trial of Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery, his lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, claims. The Chicago lawyer’s accusation centers on a voicemail left by Teresa Halbach on the answering machine belonging to JoEllen and George Zipperer on October 31, 2005. Halbach called the couple at […]

Steven Avery Update: Teresa Halbach’s New Phone Records Don’t Match Trial Evidence

In a twist in the case of Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery, a set of phone records obtained by his attorney do not match what the prosecution presented during his 2006 trial. According to Teresa Halbach’s Cingular Wireless phone records presented as evidence by Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz, there were 16 cell […]

Attorney Laura Nirider: Brendan Dassey Case ‘Changed My Life’

Laura Nirider was in her third year at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law a decade ago when she began working on a case of a teenage boy who confessed to the rape, murder, and mutilation of a Wisconsin woman. The teen was Brendan Dassey, and he confessed to helping his uncle brutally murder 25-year-old […]

‘Making A Murderer’s’ Steven Avery Keeps To Himself In Prison

Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery could find plenty of things to do to occupy his time in prison while he waits for the latest development in his attempt to win a new trial. However, Avery chooses to keep to himself. According to the Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey Discussion Group, a Facebook group of […]

Wisconsin DOJ Calls Steven Avery’s Motion For New Trial Ridiculous

While Steven Avery’s attorney Kathleen Zellner maintains that Teresa Halbach’s ex-lover is the one who killed her, the Wisconsin Department of Justice had some choice words for her latest bid to free the Making a Murderer subject. “We continue to send our condolences to the Halbach family as they have to endure Avery’s ridiculous attempts […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Zellner Tweets About Forensic Test Results

Attorney Kathleen Zellner has broken her silence about results of forensic testing in the case of Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery with a series of tweets on Saturday. Zellner sent more than a dozen messages about information in the 1,200-page petition she filed last Wednesday requesting Avery be released or granted a new trial. “Stuart […]

Ken Kratz Slams Kathleen Zellner, ‘Making A Murderer’ At CrimeCon

Former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz slammed Steven Avery’s lawyer Kathleen Zellner Friday, for suggesting that Teresa Halbach’s ex-boyfriend killed her and not Avery and Brandan Dassey. Kratz, who prosecuted Avery and Dassey for the 2005 killing, is a featured speaker this weekend the first-ever CrimeCon convention in Indianapolis. He, along with Wisconsin Police […]

Kathleen Zellner: Teresa Halbach Was Not Shot In Head With Steven Avery’s Gun

Twenty-five-year-old Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach was not shot in the head with a gun recovered from Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery’s trailer back in 2005, his lawyer states in a petition for a new trial. Zellner, who became Avery’s lawyer in 2016, filed the petition on Wednesday, June 7. It contained results of forensic […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Lawyer Alleges Ex-Boyfriend Of Halbach Was Murderer [Breaking]

Chicago lawyer Kathleen Zellner, who claims she will free Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery, says Teresa Halbach’s ex-boyfriend is the one who killed her, she alleged in a multi-page petition filed Wednesday, June 7. As of this report, the 1,000-page document has not been scanned into the court electronic filing system, although the Inquisitr […]

Steven Avery Attorney Kathleen Zellner Still Stands Behind Forensic Testing

As producers of Making a Murderer vow there will be a second season, Steven Avery’s attorney says she is standing by her claim that forensic testing results will free him. “Would not still be rep. SA if the test results proved his guilt,” Kathleen Zellner tweeted May 5. “Winning takes a little longer than losing.” […]

Steven Avery: On ‘Dateline’ NBC Again, Investigator Speaks Out: ‘He Did It!’

Dateline will be reviewing the infamous Steven Avery “Making A Murderer” case once again. Dateline featured the controversial Netflix-bingeing story in a previous episode titled “The State Of Wisconsin Vs. Avery.” However, this Friday, an up close and personal interview with the lead investigator and former prosecutor will be aired in a new Dateline episode […]

Did ‘Making A Murderer’ Steven Avery Finally Confess To Killing Teresa Halbach?

Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery’s bid to overturn his murder conviction just got harder. A former prison friend of Avery just came forward and claims that he confessed to killing Teresa Halbach. How will this affect Season 2? Rock for Advocate reports that Joseph Evans Jr. met Avery in a Wisconsin prison back in 2010. […]