3:25 p.m. PT – Steven tells us, “Losing my parents before I go out has always been my worst nightmare. Now it has happened. I’m afraid my father won’t live to see me as a free man. Today, I lost the person I most wanted to care for and give a better life for when I was released. I cannot express the pain of losing my mother. “
Steven avery – the man at the center of the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” – suffers another personal blow … the death of his mother.
Dolores Avery died Thursday morning, according to Avery’s lawyer, Kathleen zellner. Zellner included a message to Avery fans, saying, “He needs your support more than ever.” She also included her mailing address at the Waupun Correctional Facility in Wisconsin.
Steven’s brother, county, tells us that Dolores had been in hospice care for 3 weeks before her death … eventually, she died of dementia. He said the last time she spoke to Steven was probably 8 or 9 months ago.
Dolores, who has always maintained her son was innocent, died just a day before Steven’s 59th birthday.
Steven and his nephew, Brendon Dassey, were convicted of the murder of a photographer Teresa halbach in 2005, after cops said his remains were discovered in a fire pit on the Avery family property. Steven was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2007.
Zellner took over Steven’s case in 2016, arguing that his rights had been violated and detectives gathered evidence that went beyond their search warrant. More recently, she said she had more witnesses who should justify a new trial for Avery.
Zellner asked the appeals court to stay Avery’s recent appeal and send his case to the circuit court to hear testimony from the new witnesses.
Dolorès was 83 years old.
Originally posted – 3:02 PM PT