Avery lawyer announces reward for ‘real’ killer

Posted at 1 p.m. on September 9, 2019

The Brillion News

CHICAGO -Kathleen Zellner, the defense lawyer leading Steven Avery’s appeal of his conviction for the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach, on Monday, September 9, announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Halbach’s real killer.

The announcement came in a Twitter post. Zellner issued a weekend tease saying a big announcement was coming.

She said a citizen – not named – had offered the reward. Tips were to be phoned in to 630-847-3733.

Comments following Zellner’s Twitter post included several saying they thought the announcement would be bigger news about the case.

Avery was convicted of the 2005 murder, along with his then-teenage nephew Brendan Dassey. Avery is serving life in prison.

Zellner has filed many appeals. The latest one claims the state destroyed exculpatory evidence then it turned bone fragments over to the Halbach family eight years ago.

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