It’s been some time now since the whole world was seemingly captivated by Netflix’s streaming giant ‘Making A Murderer’, but Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are still in jail fighting against what many believe is their wrongful conviction for the murder of Theresa Halbach – but it looks like their could be a breakthrough from a rather unlikely source.
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Filmmaker Shawn Rech watched the original show and was completely dumbfounded by how the American legal system could have completely failed Avery. However, when he started to do his own investigation into the matter he discovered that ‘Making A Murderer’ had left a lot of details out and he set out to make his own documentary on the subject called ‘Convicting A Murderer’ which is yet to be released.
It was during the filming for this that Rech says he obtained a confession for Halbach’s murder from a ‘notable convicted Wisconsin murderer’. He hasn’t released his name yet, but this is what he’s saying:
We haven’t confirmed the legitimacy of the confession, but seeing as it was given by a notable convicted murderer from Wisconsin, we feel responsible to deliver any and all possible evidence to law enforcement and legal teams.
Having been in production for 20 months, we’ve uncovered an unfathomable amount of information and evidence that is leading us to the truth. Our investigation does not end here.
It doesn’t sound like Rech is that confident that this guy (I assume it’s a guy) is telling the truth, and that’s what Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner seems to be thinking as well judging by her following statement after receiving the news:
The inmates [sic] name is familiar to us but I do not want to release it yet. We were contacted a week ago by the inmate. He mailed the handwritten confession to us before he contacted the production company.
The confession occurred solely because of our 100k reward offer and had nothing to do with the production company. When we did not immediately respond to this person he called the production company.
We received the handwritten confession on Saturday. It is worthless unless it is corroborated.
I mean money does talk and you can’t really blame a guy for confessing to something so his family or whoever can get a bunch of money. Maybe it’ll be something else and we will finally get to the bottom of this mystery, but I don’t think it’s gonna be that easy when so much is going on with it, do you? We’ll see.
For more Steven Avery, check out this new evidence that was revealed that apparently proves his innocence. Hmmmmm.