Steven Avery, the subject of Netflix hit series "Making A Murderer," finally announced that he is getting married. He has popped the question to legal secretary Lynn Hartman after eight months of dating.
His lawyer Kathleen Zellner confirmed the news in a statement to US Magazine.
"Steven Avery's engagement to Lynn is one bright spot in an otherwise unbelievably tragic and unfair life story. Cheers to both of them," she said,
Avery is engaged to a woman he has only met in person once. The couple has been dating for the past eight months, mostly through letters and phone calls, and they just recently met in person last week.
Hartman is a 53-year-old legal secretary based in Las Vegas. She and Avery apparently initially kept the romance in secret because of online threats and comments that had claimed Hartman was pursuing Avery for his fame.
Hartman identifies herself as a legal assistant and bankruptcy paralegal and "supporter of the wrongfully convicted Steven Avery."
"She's going to be my future wife. We'll be laughing forever," the convicted murderer told US Magazine.
"I'm happy. She treats me decent, she loves me. She's kind of spoiling me right now. I just want to be happy and enjoy my life. I think I did enough time," he added.
The pair plans to tie the knot following Avery's release from prison.
According to News.com.au, Avery was charged in November 2005 with sexually assaulting and killing photographer Teresa Halbach, who disappeared that Halloween after travelling to his salvage yard to shoot photos for a car magazine.
Avery, a 54-year-old Manitowoc County, Wisconsin native, previously served 18 years of a 32-year sexual assault sentence after being wrongfully convicted.
The case has long captivated the public. Just two years before Halbach's death, Avery had been released from prison after spending 18 years behind bars for rape that a DNA test later showed he didn't commit.
The creators of the original series "Making A Murderer", which documented the case, are now working on its second season.
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