Short Bytes: Anonymous is going to release some document in Steven Avery’s case which shows the conspiracy between two police officers to frame Avery on charges. The documents will be released today at @OpAveryDassey Twitter account.
Brendan Dassey was accused of raping a Wisconsin woman named Penny Beerntsen and was sent to prison in 1985. After serving for 18 years in jail, he was finally released in 2003, the same year when he was exonerated for another crime, following DNA analysis.
However, this murder investigation had lots of holes. So after two years, Avery filed a $36 million civil suit against Manitowoc County sheriff department accusing them of discovering but not releasing the evidence that would have released Avery from the jail years earlier.
In a dramatic turn to this story, a few months later, Avery and his nephew were charged with the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach, a photographer for Auto Trader Magazine. She was last seen on Avery’s property. Ignoring the request from the Manitowoc County district attorney, Manitowoc police are still keeping themselves involved in this case when Calumet County authorities should lead the investigation.
In the lawsuit filed by Avery against Manitowoc County sheriff department, two officers from Sheriff’s department were also named. In 2007, both Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, were sentenced without parole.
Following which on December 18, Netflix launched a ten-episode documentary called, “Making a Murderer,” which investigated all of Mr. Avery’s crimes and led viewers to the conclusion that the suspect may be the subject of a setup to discredit his civil lawsuit.
On the other hand, adding the further twist to the case, Anonymous says it has evidence that points to a police conspiracy. Anonymous announcement came after the tumult was in the air when the documentary was aired. Following which Anonymous decided to investigate the case non-ethical way. Via a newly created Twitter account, Anonymous will release the new documents that show messages exchange between two officers to frame Avery into the case.
The documents are set to be released on December 30 on the @OpAveryDassey Twitter account.