A Wisconsin inmate, according to a report, confessed to the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, the woman whose death sparked Neflix’s “Making a Murderer” docu-series, prompting many to question if police convicted her actual killers.
An attorney for Steven Avery, the man who was convicted in Halbach’s death along with his nephew but has repeatedly claimed his innocence, said her team received a “handwritten confession” on Saturday.
“It is worthless unless it is corroborated,” Kathleen Zellner tweeted along with the hashtags #WorkingOnIt and #NotsoFast.
The confession was apparently made to filmmakers of the upcoming “Convicting a Murderer” series.
Newsweek reports Shawn Rech, the director for the show, told them his crew was given the confession during filming but they have not yet “confirmed the legitimacy” of it.
The identity of the inmate has not been released, but Rech told the publication it was a “notable convicted murderer from Wisconsin” who was not Avery or his nephew Brendan Dassey, who attorneys argued was coerced into confessing to the crime at a young age.
Avery and his nephew, who were the subjects of “Making a Murderer,” are serving life sentences for the 2005 murder of Halbach.
The series follows Avery and Dassey as they try to overturn their convictions. Avery had argued that his conviction was based on planted evidence and false testimony.
The series spawned conjecture about the pair's innocence, but those who worked on the cases accused the filmmakers of leaving out key pieces of evidence and presenting a biased view of what happened.
Both Avery and Dassey are still fighting for freedom in the case.
Earlier this month, Zellner announced a reward of $100,000, which she said was posted by a concerned citizen, “for the arrest and conviction of the real killer of Teresa Halbach.”