Rolling Stone and Zellner
Kathleen Zellner has been quite active on Twitter today, posting no fewer than three tweets. Actually, she posted four tweets, but quickly deleted one of them to make a few revisions before reposting, according to one of my sources helping me keep an eye on things. Below is the tweet in question, her first one of the day…
Changing power balance: Trial: State 53 witnesses-25 days. Defense 7 witnesses 1 1/2 days. Now: Real evidence will free SA#MakingAMurderer
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) April 8, 2016
What was it that was revised? My source, who said he saw it only briefly, seemed to think that it made mention of a three extra witnesses that Zellner now has who didn’t testify on Steven Avery’s behalf during the original trial. This makes sense in the context of the tweet that was posted. After all, if the defense has gained three new witnesses, that must be the shift in power dynamics that she was originally referring to.
If so, the question then becomes, who are these three additional witnesses? Wouldn’t it be sensational if one of the was Mike Halbach? That would sure shake things up, wouldn’t it? If Ryan killed Teresa, and Mike wasn’t involved, he would have every reason in the world to testify against Hillegas if he happened to know something. Even if he were involved, so long as he isn’t the one who killed Teresa, he might have a reason to testify against Ryan.
I also wonder whether one of those witnesses might be Scott Bloedorn. If Ryan had been lying about any of the things he’d said on the stand, Scott would be in a unique position to know. He would also have been in a unique position to about Teresa’s relationship with Ryan, so it should be interesting to see how things turn out.
Zellner’s last post of the day referred to a recently published article in Rolling Stone magazine by Amerlia McDonnell-Parry in which it is speculated that Avery might be freed without having to endure the vagaries of yet another trial. Interestingly, the name of Ryan Hillegas appears.