It seems that new information about Making A Murderer‘s Steven Avery and the original murder case are surfacing every day.
But we definitely didn’t see this one coming.
Due to research outlined in a blog post by Stop Wrongful Convictions campaigner and author Lynne Blanchard, and the claims of other internet campaigners, people have begun to question whether the bone fragments actually belonged to Teresa.
Lynne begins her research by saying, ‘There’s undoubtedly a lot of questionable evidence in this case – the magic key, the magic bullet and the possibility that Steven Avery’s blood was planted in the RAV 4. Should the bone evidence rise above similar scrutiny or can we consider the possibility that the bone evidence was also fabricated?’
She goes on to explain where her doubts have stemmed from, why she questions the analysis of the bone fragment, and she also questions how the authorities came to the conclusion that they were Halbach’s.
The ‘bone fragments’ were reported to have been found in the burn pit on Avery’s salvage yard. Lynne explains, ‘Obviously it appears to be very incriminating, but what is going on with this evidence?’
She writes, ‘Why weren’t protocols followed? No coroner, forensic anthropologist, arson investigator or photographer was called to the scene when the evidence was discovered. They had all of these high paid experts at their disposal and didn’t call on them until after the evidence had been shovelled up and taken to the sheriff’s office.’
Lynne goes on to also claim, ‘The DNA evidence described above is not conclusive.’
She asks, ‘How is it even possible for tissue to survive a fire that disintegrated 60% of the bone mass? The teeth which are commonly used to identify a body because they outlast bone didn’t even survive the fire.’
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We don’t know about you, but we can’t help but be reminded of Steven Avery’s mother’s question, ‘How do you know if them were her bones?’