Prison Inmate Confesses To Infamous ‘Making A Murderer’ Killing Of Teresa Halbach In Handwritten Note

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Netflix, News, World
Published 25.09.19

A notorious prisoner in Wisconsin has confessed to the murder of Teresa Halbach, the same killing that lead to Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey’s life imprisonment.

The murder was brought to public attention by the 2015 Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer, which saw 57-year-old Steven Avery and 29-year-old Brendan Dassey convicted for life, while the facts and tenuous links were delved into by the producers.

With that in mind, a lot of people believe that the uncle and nephew pairing are innocent, and further helping their case is a recent handwritten confession from a notorious Wisconsin criminal.


The note was reportedly given to producers of Convicting a Murderer – the followup series to Making a Murderer – during filming, with Director Shawn Rech telling Newsweek:

Seeing as it was given by a notable convicted murderer from Wisconsin, we feel responsible to deliver any and all possible evidence to law enforcement and legal teams.”


This could have something to do with the fact that Avery’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, offered a $100,000 prize to anyone who could shed any more notable light on the case.

With the alleged confession in hand, the lawyer tweeted this:


We received the handwritten confession on Saturday. It is worthless unless it is corroborated.

#MakingAMurderer2 #WorkingOnIt #NotsoFast

What did the letter say?

Zellner tweeted images of the confession which you can read below:

Police are currently investigating the note, with Convicting a Murderer‘s director confirming that it didn’t come from either Avery or Dassey.

steven avery brendan dassey confession


This could be huge for Avery and Dassey, with the former already having been wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder back in 1985, leading to him serving 18 years and filing a $36 million lawsuit against Manitowoc County. He subsequently received a small portion of his original settlement, and was later sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Teresa Halbach.

Avery maintains that he was framed by the disgraced police he tried to sue in 2003 as it transpired that evidence was tampered with, while Dassey claims his confession was coerced.

We’ll keep you updated.

Images via Netflix