Steven Avery attorney points to new witness in ‘Making a Murderer’ case who connects other suspect
Defense attorney Kathleen Zellner said prosecutors suppressed evidence that Bobby Dassey had been seen pushing Teresa Halbach’s car days after her slaying
“Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery may have been convicted after prosecutors suppressed a claim that suggested the star witness may have been involved in the slaying and that evidence was planted, the defense team claimed this week in a new court filing.
A newspaper delivery driver told Avery’s attorney Kathleen Zellner that he witnessed Avery’s nephew, Bobby Dassey and another man “suspiciously pushing a dark blue RAV4 down Avery Road towards the junkyard,” according to a new court filing.
Zellner argued that the new evidence suggests her client was framed and did not have a fair trial. She is alleging that prosecutors withheld the witness’ claims, which would have been beneficial to Avery’s defense.
“The information provided by the new witness corroborates the statements of two other witnesses and shows the car was in possession of Bobby Dassey and it was moved onto the Avery property on November 5, 2005 to frame Steven Avery,” Zellner told Fox News Tuesday afternoon. “We consider this evidence to be vital to Mr. Avery’s quest for freedom.”