Steven Avery’s Rape Essay

After spending 18 years in prison for rape, Steven Avery was finally released on September 11th of 2003. Through these 18 years, did it transform Steven Avery into a cold blooded killer? After spending time in prison, Steven has built up many years of anger and pain for something he was wrongfully convicted of. It all started on July 29, 1985 when Steven was arrested for the rape of Penny Beernsten in which he did not do. He did not receive a fair trial in court and was sent away for a portion of his life. The Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department had already decided that Steven was the person that raped Penny. Manitowoc County was contacted by another Department with information regarding Penny Beernsten’s rape that they had the wrong person…

The Rav-4 is one major piece of evidence in this case. Andrew Colborn ran the tags of Teresa’s car before it was ever found by the search crews. The only way this is possible would be that Colborn had the car in his possession. Blood was also found inside the car. This blood belonged to Steven and also Teresa. This doesn’t make sense because the only open wound Steven had was on his finger, but there were no finger prints on the car that belonged to Steven. This would mean he would’ve been wearing gloves, which means there would be no way for his blood to get onto the car. Also, prosecution proposed the story that Teresa was killed and then burned in the fire pit behind Steven’s house. If this story is true, how would her blood be found in the back of her own car? The only reasonable answer to this would be that her body was moved from one location to another after being…

Lenk and Colborn both played a major role in this case. Every time they present on site, a major piece of evidence was found regarding Steven Avery. Either this was sheer luck or they were planting evidence on Steven in order to insure his prosecution. Unfortunately, Steven and Brendan, Steven’s nephew that supplied the story to police, were both charged with the murder of Teresa. Steven faces a life sentence without the option of parole and Brendan faces a life sentence and the possibility of parole after 28 years in prison. The Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department did not only wrongfully convict Steven once, but twice, and now the rest of his life will be spent behind…