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Steven Avery's Lawyer Announces $100,000 Reward For Conviction Of Teresa Halbach's 'Real Killer'

Steven Avery's Lawyer Announces $100,000 Reward For Conviction Of Teresa Halbach's 'Real Killer'

A $100,000 (£80,900) reward has been put on offer for the conviction of the 'real killer of Teresa Halbach', according to Steven Avery's lawyer.

Kathleen Zellner shared a tweet which read: "We are pleased to announce that a reward of $100,000 is being offered, by a concerned citizen, for the arrest and conviction of the real killer of Teresa Halbach. All tips should be called in to (630) 847-3733."

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If you have no idea what this is all about, then you've clearly never watched Making a Murderer, although even if you have you could probably do with a refresher - so here it is.

Steven Avery served 18 years in prison for a wrongful conviction of attempted murder and got exonerated by DNA evidence in 2003. Following his release, Avery filed a civil lawsuit against Mantiwoc County for $36 million (£27.3 million), which was still pending when he was arrested in connection with Halbach's murder in 2005, for which he was ultimately sentenced to life in prison.

Teresa Halbach. Credit: Netflix
Teresa Halbach. Credit: Netflix

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His lawyers argued that the prosecution's evidence was inconsistent, claiming they were attempting to frame Avery in retaliation to his lawsuit.

The case later became the subject of the 10-episode Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, which first aired at the end of 2015. Off the back of series, hundreds of thousands of people signed a petition appealing to the US President to pardon Avery.

Steven Avery is serving life in prison for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Credit: Netflix
Steven Avery is serving life in prison for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Credit: Netflix

A second series of the documentary was released in 2018, documenting Kathleen Zellner's fight to get Avery released from prison. However, earlier this year, Avery's appeal for a new trial against his murder conviction was rejected by judge Angela Sutkiewicz.

Kathleen Zellner said she would continue to fight Avery's case after his appeal for a new trial was rejected earlier this month. Credit: Netflix
Kathleen Zellner said she would continue to fight Avery's case after his appeal for a new trial was rejected earlier this month. Credit: Netflix

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Topics: News, TV and Film, US News, crime

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

 

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