Steven Avery’s Lawyer Alludes To New Forensic Testing & Says Her Tweets Were Mysteriously Deleted

Friday night’s “Dateline” episode was all about the Steven Avery case, teased with previews that hinted at NEW INFORMATION. However, it might as well have been called “Making A Murder: For People Who Don’t Have Netflix,” because the hour was mostly spent giving everyone who wasn’t able to watch the 10-hour docu-series the Wikipedia recap, with no actual new information presented. Thanks for nothing, NBC!

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The most interesting part, however, was hearing from Avery’s new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, who is known for being a complete killer in the courtroom, and has already been involved in helping to get a number of false convictions overturned. Avery’s goal, of course, is to be exonerated for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, a crime he was convicted of in 2007. Zellner, who believes in Avery’s innocence, had some magic words that no doubt sent a shiver down former prosecutor Ken Kratz’s spine: forensic testing.

“Generally, since 2007, there have been significant advances in forensic testing … the clearest way to do this is with scientific testing,” Zellner said in the interview. “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.”

Oooooh, go ahead and be mysterious, girl, I cannot WAIT to see what those results show.

Meanwhile, Zellner also told “Dateline” that some of her recent tweets about the case have mysteriously been deleted. Those tweets include allusions to planted evidence and some harsh words for former prosecutor Kratz:

  • Body was not burned in burn pit bc heat would have burned down Avery’s garage. A lot of junk science at the junkyard.”
  • “Culprit had to remove his own DNA from key so TH’s removed in process. Rub key on Avery’s clothes for skin cells. Presto.”
  • “The 22 removed from garage did not exit TH’s head. State expert failed to testify bullet exited — that 22 driven to scene.”

Who deleted her tweets and why? Unclear, but Zellner’s got screenshots:

The defense attorney also tweeted a short, handwritten message from her client, noting that he’s excited about further forensic testing — “like innocent men always are.”

Clearly, the Avery case is far from over. Hey Netflix, how about “Making A Murder: Season 2″?

[h/t Jezebel]