“Making a Murderer” former attorney Dean Strang is not totally convinced of Avery’s innocence
Two days ago, Jodi Stachowksi — Steven Avery’s ex-fiancée — totally blew us away when she changed her tune about her former beau. Though she had been staunchly defending Avery throughout the Making A Murderer series, she recently opened up about their relationship, explaining that her defense of him was just a way to keep him from hurting her, and that Avery is certainly not innocent.
“I ate two boxes of rat poison just so I could go the hospital. . . and get away from him, and ask them to get the police to help me,” she said in an interview with HLN, ” [and see] what a monster he is. And he’s not innocent.”
Now, Avery’s defense attorneys, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, are opening up about their personal views on the case and the show — and it turns out that they, too, have their doubts about Avery’s innocence in the 2005 murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach.
After CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King asked if they were convinced of their client’s innocence, Strang responded, “I’m not convinced of his guilt.” However, after he was asked if he has any doubt, he said, “Sure. Absolutely.”
So, pretty much, Avery’s own lawyer isn’t even sure of his innocence. But, he’s still defending him, because even if you committed a crime, it’s essential to receive a fair trial and conviction. “If it was OK to convict people on maybes, I wouldn’t be worried about this,” Strang continued. “But it’s not.”
When CBS asked the lawyers about everything that was left out of the show — such as the fact that Avery’s DNA was found under the hood of Halbach’s car, and that Avery called Halbach three times on the day of her murder — Strang responded that the series was trying to cover a 200-hour trial:
Buting also highlighted that there’s no such thing as “sweat DNA,” which is what the prosecutor (Ken Kratz) claimed to have found under the hood. “It’s just DNA,” he said. “Where it comes from, they can’t tell.”
He also added that unmentioned details are being sensationalized:
And the plot thickens.
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