MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – The niece of “Making A Murderer” subject Steven Avery has shared a letter from the convicted killer to his supporters.
Carla Chase posted the letter dated 11-10-2016 on Twitter. That means the letter was written prior to a judge’s decision ordering Avery’s nephew Brendan Dassey to be released from prison by Friday.
The letter says:
You can say Hi to all my supports (sic) and I thank them for everything and there (sic) help and it will be better soon very soon!
I love all my supports (sic)!
Everything is going good for know (sic)! I do have the best lawyer in the world!!!
When I get out I want to see all my supports (sic) and all the beautiful woman, and I only want to be happy and having fun. And having love, and I got Love!!!!
I love you!!!”
The letter is signed by Avery with the words “Peace” and “Freedom.”
Avery, who is housed in Waupun Correctional Institution, is appealing his homicide conviction for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County.
Avery’s attorney Kathleen Zellner says she has pinned down testing that can determine the age of the blood in Halbach’s car to determine if it was planted from a vial of Avery’s blood police had almost ten years earlier. Halbach’s vehicle was found on the Avery Salvage property following her disappearance on Oct. 31, 2005.
Avery claims that he was framed for Halbach’s murder by a Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office seeking revenge for a $36 million lawsuit Avery won after he was falsely imprisoned for a rape he didn’t commit.
Nephew Dassey was also convicted in Halbach’s murder, but a federal court has thrown out his conviction, claiming his confession was coerced by investigators. This week, U.S. Magistrate William Duffin ordered Dassey to be released from Columbia Correctional Institution by Friday, Nov. 18.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice has filed an emergency motion with an appeals court seeking to block Dassey’s release.
Avery and Dassey have gained supporters across the world through the Emmy Award-winning docu-series “Making A Murderer” on Netflix. The filmmakers presented a theory that Avery and Dassey are innocent in the slaying of Halbach. The docu-series set in motion the events that have led attorneys to re-examine the case.
Action 2 News will continue to update this developing story.