A lawyer for one of the convicted killers at the centerpiece of Netflix's “Making a Murderer,” announced that a DNA expert will test bones believed to be Teresa Halbach’s and that she believes the testing will prove that the bones were planted behind Steven Avery's trailer.
“We are pleased to announce that one of the world's leading DNA experts, Dr. Richard Selden @drrichardselden, is willing to test the bones in the Manitowoc County Gravel Pit with new Rapid DNA ID,” Kathleen Zellner wrote on Twitter on Monday afternoon. “If this testing is allowed, we believe the bones will be Ms. Halbach's.”
In another tweet, she explained, “This will prove the murder and mutilation occurred in the Manitowoc County Gravel Pit and the bones were planted in Mr. Avery's burn pit to frame him.”
Zellner wrote that her team filed a motion on Monday asking the Appellate Court to remand the case for this testing to take place. The new technology, she tweeted, was FBI approved in 2016.
One Twitter user asked how likely it would be that they would get permission to test the bones and Zellner replied about 95%.
Zeller said she believes it was the killer, and not the cops, who planted the bones.
The first season of the show, released in 2015, raised questions about the convictions of Avery and Brandon Dassey, who were both sentenced to life in prison in 2007 for the death of photographer Teresa Halbach two years earlier. The documentary suggested that police might have planted evidence on Avery’s property, and that investigators took advantage of Dassey’s limited intellect in order to coax him into confessing.
In one of Zellner’s earlier Twitter storms this year, she laid out her theory that Brendan Dassey’s brother Bobby Dassey and the Dassey brothers’ step-dad Scott Tadych may have attacked Halbach together after Halbach left the property. Zellner put forth a motion in 2017 that claims to have evidence that supposedly puts Tadych and Bobby at the same location as Teresa Halbach during the last phone call she received before her death.
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