If you’ve been hoping for a new bombshell piece of ‘maybe evidence’ to drop in the Steven Avery saga—and we know you have—then there’s a potential scoop making its rounds on the Internet that you’re going to want to check out.
Meet Kathleen Zellner, superstar lawyer for the wrongfully convicted by day and…well, she pretty much just does that. But, she’s dang good at it! Her Twitter bio reads, “Unmaking murderers one false conviction at a time.” During the course of her career, she’s helped 16 cases be overturned, and now she’s going to bat for Avery, allegedly even going so far as to suggest she may know who the real killer was.
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) February 20, 2016
According to TheLipTV, Zellner believes it’s “fairly obvious” who killed Hallbach, and it’s not Avery.
“”It’s the evidence. In having had a number of these cases, it has the signature of a wrongful conviction case,” she told the interviewer. “They only focused on him. They did not look at a lot of other suspects, certainly some very key people they should have been looking at.”
So who does she mean by “key people”? The theory the Internet has glommed onto, which Zellner may or may not be bringing forward, is that Hallbach was actually murdered, and her remains planted on the Avery residence, by Edward Wayne Edwards, a man who allegedly admitted to 500 other murders during his decades-long reign of terror. Championing the theory is an ex Montana police detective who wrote a book about Edwards and is convinced he set up Avery and his cousin, just as he had done to others wrongfully convicted of his own murders.
So will this be unmaking a murderer? We can only wait and see.
Investigation Discovery’s Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty? airs on Discovery Chanel, Wednesday March 9th at 8pm.