Lynn Hartman, ex-fiancé of Making A Murderer’s Steven Avery, reveals why she ended both the relationship and the engagement. According to her claims, she saw signs regarding Avery that concerned her.
Lynn Hartman talked to Inside Edition where she shared how the relationship started and what made her break the engagement.
Their contact started when Hartman sent the show’s subject, Steven Avery, a letter of support. She says she has watched the show “seven or eight times” and felt like she knew Avery personally after “ten episodes” with “an hour a piece.”
Making A Murderer’s Steven Avery is the center of Netflix’s docu-series that is filmed for 10 years and follows his case along with his nephew Brendan Dassey.
Avery was initially imprisoned for 18 years for attempted murder and sexual assault; however a DNA testing proved he is innocent which led him to be exonerated.
He was soon sent behind bars again after he was convicted of killing a photographer named Teresa Halback in 2005. The show follows the controversial convict of Avery and Dassey, which cast doubts that they were framed especially since Avery filed a lawsuit at Manitowoc County for the previous wrongful imprisonment.
The case is still ongoing and with the docu-series’ being a hit, Avery has gained supporters with Hartman one of them.
She says she is surprised to receive a reply knowing that Avery receives a lot of support mail. They continued exchanging letters and after eight months of talking over the phone, they got engaged. However, the relationship eventually died down.
Hartman says the realization to end the relationship hit her after conducting an interview with Dr. Phil where he advised, “You don’t have to be in a relationship with somebody. I would rather be healthy alone than be sick with someone else. Let’s be alone for a little while.”
This stuck to her and pushed her to stop her involvement with Avery.
“I had to end the relationship because I saw signs that concerned me,” Hartman said, adding that Avery did not took the breakup well and that she fears for her life.
This is somehow in contrast to her previous statement where she said Avery’s family was against her and in fact, she says Avery still calls her “his girl.” It followed reports that stated the relationship ended because of a breach of contract. Avery’s lawyers even sent Hartman a “cease and desist” letter for in doing high-profile interviews, including the mentioned Dr. Phil interview, which is against Avery’s wishes.
Meanwhile, Making A Murderer’s Steven Avery continues his fight to prove his innocence.
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