Well I have been scanning the internet for every available update on the Steven Avery case and I have seen some very interesting articles and videos . A few of these have cast some doubt in my mind as to whether Avery is innocent or not.
Originally I had thought Avery was definitely innocent and that he had been framed by the police (again). But the additional evidence paints a different theme. And I now am undecided as to Avery’s guilt or innocence. It is a very complicated case.
How did Avery’s DNA get on the hood of Theresa’s car? Also, Brenden Dassey’s confession does seem to mirror some of the known facts about the murder evidence. The bullet in the garage that contained Theresa’s DNA — how did that get there? At some point Brenden had told his mom he and Steven had been cleaning the garage. Were they cleaning up Theresa’s blood, etc?
But in Brenden’s confession, you can see that he was under the impression that if he told the cops what they wanted to hear he would then be let go and could go back home and play video games that same night. He had no idea he was confessing to a crime that would put him in prison for 20 or 30 years. That aspect indicates he may have been coerced into a false confession. But again, there are things that indicate he may very well have been involved.
Truthfully, at this point I just do not know. How did that woman find Theresa’s car so quickly on that massive salvage yard? How did the key turn up on the floor like that? Did it really fall off the back of the cabinet after it was moved by cops? or was it indeed planted? So many questions. Did the cops plant the car there?
And I keep thinking of the interview that was done by the TV reporter with Avery, outside his trailer, on Live TV, a few days after Theresa’s disappearance. Avery seemed totally cool and confident and not worried at all. He looked right at the camera and appeared calm… If one of those truth detectors were hooked to an audio recording of Avery’s voice I would assume it would conclude he was telling the truth. How could he be so cool and calm if he had actually committed this crime?
And why would he be so stupid as to burn her body right near his trailer?
The recorded conversation between Avery and Brenden’s mother also indicated innocence. Avery adamantly and completely denied any involvement in the murder and he sounded very convincing. He just does not sound like he is lying or that he killed the woman, or that Brenden had anything to do with it. Steven claimed the kid made it up, and that may indeed be the case.
And then there is the evidence about this alleged serial killer who had committed similar crimes and who had framed many innocent people by connecting them to crimes he had actually committed. He was in the approximate area of the Manitowak scene in recent times. Does that have any legitimacy or connection to this case?
At this point I really don’t know what to think. I would really like to see this case tried again. And I am looking for more answers.