Attorney: Steven Avery is Trying to Manipulate Nephew

Steven Avery may have indirectly manipulated his 16-year-old nephew to request a new attorney. That's according to court documents the boy's attorney filed Wednesday.

Avery and Brendan Dassey are accused in the Halloween rape and murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach near the family's rural salvage lot in Manitowoc County.

A criminal complaint says Dassey admitted to investigators he and Avery committed the crimes against the photographer and then burned her body in a fire pit.

Dassey's attorney Len Kachinsky filed documents yesterday saying Avery has told relatives in taped phone conversations that Dassey should get a new lawyer, and those relatives have visited Dassey.

The documents say those conversations occurred in connection with the lawyer's discussion of a possible plea bargain for Dassey that would make it easier for him to testify against Avery.

WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 2910376 -
Gray Television, Inc.