Earl Avery, the brother of Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery — one of two brothers Steven has publicly accused of murdering Teresa Halbach — has given his first interview since the Netflix docuseries thrust his family into the national spotlight.
Avery told Access Hollywood that he recently began speaking to his brother again, and that he doesn’t hold the accusation against him. “He told me that his lawyers told him to say that. And he told me that he was frustrated that we wouldn’t talk to him or go up and see him,” he said.
He said he doesn’t believe Steven is guilty of murdering Teresa Halbach either. The physical evidence linking Steven to the murder just isn’t there, he said. “If somebody is going to slice somebody’s throat, there’s going to be blood or something. And they say they cleaned up in the garage, but there’s dust all over everything. How do you clean up and put the dust back?”
Avery threw further suspicion on the police investigation by telling Access Hollywood that Halbach’s RAV4, discovered on the property by a search party, wasn’t there the night of October 31 — the day Halbach was last seen. “We drove right through there — where that car was supposed to be — and it wasn’t there…. We were rabbit hunting,” Avery said.
It was Earl Avery who gave the search party permission to comb his family’s salvage yard for any sign of Halbach. According to Avery, he alerted police to the fact that Halbach’s car wasn’t there the night of her disappearance, but nothing came of it.