The now-former fiancée of Steven Avery says they anticipate he’ll be released from prison in December.
Lynn Hartman appeared on Dr. Phil for part 2 of his sit-down interview about her relationship with Avery, who was convicted of the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach. Avery became an international sensation after the Netflix series “Making a Murderer”.
The Las Vegas legal secretary was asked about a projection of when Avery would get out of prison, to which she replied, “We’re anticipating December of this year.”
Hartman began writing letters to Avery after watching the Netflix series earlier this year. Those letters turned into regular phone calls and a single visit to Avery at the Waupun Correctional Institution. Then, an engagement was publicly announced.
Avery phoned into the program, which was taped last week, and spoke with Dr. Phil about his relationship with Hartman. He also asked the all-important question, “Did you kill Teresa Halbach?”
“No, I had nothing to do with it,” Avery responded, before a follow-up question asking if he knows who did. “I got a hunch but I ain’t certain. I can’t tell you about that, not at this time anyway.”
Dr. Phil asked Avery about when he would want to marry Hartman, and he said that he would like to wait until he got out of prison, but if that takes too long he would be okay with getting hitched behind bars.
Reports began surfacing this week as part one of the TV interview aired that the couple already split up. According to a Facebook post on his official family discussion page, he ended the relationship.