Debate is still raging online about whether or not Making A Murderer’s Steven Avery is guilty of murdering Teresa Halbach.
Reddit is the epicentre for theories relating to Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, and there’s one that has got everyone talking.
A few months ago user wewannawii posted on the subreddit StevenAveryIsGuilty an analysis of photos of Teresa Halbach’s cell phone that were found on Avery’s property. The phone was found in pieces inside a barrel where Avery is accused of burning Halbach’s remains.
The theory goes that heat actually stabilises fingerprints on metal and glass surfaces, but that investigators might not have realised this. Instead of properly searching the phone pieces for fingerprints, they may have discarded them.
But wewannawii believes that photos of the phone pieces show fingerprints which match scars found on Avery’s thumb.
Despite being a few months old the theory has made headlines this week.
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