The Scarlet Letter
This is a forensic photograph of the lateral plane (that which abuts the medial plane of the right ring finger) of Steven Avery’s right middle finger. If this were the only cut he had on his right hand, it seems almost impossible…
that blood from this wound, could have left the blood imprint seen below:
The pattern looks like it was drawn on in two strokes, and probably with the someone’s right hand: down stroke beginning from top to bottom connected to crescent-like strike going from left to right. There is absolutely no way that blood coming from the wound on Steven Avery’s right middle finger could have caused that pattern.
Notice that the blood pattern is found in a recess next to the ignition. This alone all but rules out that blood dripped from his middle finger onto this area even if blood was flowing from a fresh wound because it would have been nearly impossible to bring the source of the blood in proximity to the area on which is was found. I doubt even a deliberate effort would have succeeded because the crescent shape of the transfer in no way resembles the straight diagonal of the wound which originates at the base of the finger and moves up diagonally toward the nail.
Further ruling out that blood from an active wound made the pattern is that it doesn’t look anything like you’d expect blood dripped onto a vertical surface to look. The crescent pattern can only mean that the blood worked against the force of gravity. All sublunary things are under the influence of this force and without exception it pulls mass closer to the center of the earth rather than pushing it out in the opposite direction.
It can’t be a smear of blood originating from the right index finger either.
This is fairly representative of the form your hand assumes when holding a key and turning the ignition of an automobile. They key is between the thumb and index finger of the right hand (in most cars, and certainly Teresa’s RAV 4). Is there anyone in the entire world not missing a thumb or index finger or both who holds they key with a different combination of fingers? Steven Avery has all of his fingers, by the way.
If you hold your car’s ignition in your hand as you would while you were trying to start your car, you would immediately notice that the index finger on the right hand gets loosely tucked into the palm, and as already mentioned, it’s shielded from the proximal surface of the dash, in the deep concavity where the transfer is seen, by both the pinky and ring finger.
But even if Steven Avery turned the ignition in an almost unimaginable way, it STILL wouldn’t have been possible for his right index to leave that pattern. One’s hand rotates down and in when starting an ignition, and that’s what the smear would have shown if it somehow came from the wound on his right middle finger while starting Teresa Halbach’s RAV 4.
Alright, let me cut to the chase here. What I think we’re looking at is a lower-case initial of the letter ‘h’. It’s almost as if the killer was so brazen and cocksure and proud of his masterpiece that he signed it with the first letter of his last name.