A documentary filmmaker alleged that a "notable" convicted murderer in Wisconsin had killed Teresa Halbach, whose death had garnered nationwide attention in 2016's Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer".
"We have not confirmed the legitimacy of the confession," filmmaker Shawn Rech said in an interview with Newsweek's teams. "
In a follow-up interview with USA Today, Rech said he does not know if the confession will endure or not because the convict, who was free at the time of Halbach's murder, is a" proven "liar. "He declined to name the person, but says it was neither Steven Avery nor Brendan Dassey, the two men arrested for the crime and featured in" Making a Murderer "
"I'm likely to say no, but I think it's pretty important that it's thoroughly investigated," Rech said
"Murderers" investigates 2007 convictions of Avery and Brendan Dassey over the 2005 murder of Halbach, casting doubt on Avery's guilt based on evidence collected at the family's junkyard in Manitowoc County had been. In particular, it is argued that the prosecution may have had a grudge and wanted to conflict with Avery following his release from prison after a charge of sexual assault was disproved by DNA testing.
Rech informed Newsweek that the confession had taken place during production to his follow-up series "Making a Murderer", "Convicting a Murderer". The series, which is not yet distributed, has no connection to the Netflix original.