Steven Avery might be serving a life sentence, but he’s finally broken his silence.
Sending a message through his lawyer Kathleen Zellner, the subject of the hit Netflix series Making A Murderer has sent a message of thanks to his growing group of supporters.
After visiting him in prison, Kathleen tweeted a screenshot of a handwritten note from Avery himself. The letter read, ‘To My Supporter’s: I want Every Forensic Test Possible Done B/c I am Innocent’.
His new lawyer revealed that this was her third visit, and also explained, ‘SA thrilled about chance of new forensic testing – like innocent men always are’.
Steven’s longtime companion Sandy Greenman recently revealed to PEOPLE that he’s in a ‘really good place’, thanks to the documentary drawing fresh attention to his case.
Speaking of the overwhelming reaction, Sandy said, ‘It’s a firestorm. I didn’t expect it to be this big. We have messages from all over, different countries, different states. It’s nice to know that people support us.’
She added, ‘It just seems like it gives more hope to Steve.’
Kathleen Zellner, who specialises in wrong convictions, has given her first interview since taking the case, in an NBC Dateline special that aired over the weekend.
She revealed, ‘Generally, since 2007, there have been significant advances in forensic testing… the clearest way to do this is with scientific testing.’
She went on, ‘Am I going to tell you exactly what it is? I am not. But it’s been a long time. There was a lot of evidence that wasn’t tested.’
The Illinois lawyer also told Dateline NBC that she believes in Steven’s innocence – and that there may be alternative suspects in the case.
Ken Kratz, the prosecutor in the original case, is adamant: ‘Steven Avery’s guilty and deserves to be right where he is’.
He refused to be interviewed in the original Netflix series, but has spoken out in the wake of its popularity.
And the updates just keep on coming…