Steven Avery’s Lawyer Weighs In On Johnny Depp Verdict

Kathleen Zellner Johnny Depp: Steven Avery's lawyer has weighed in on the verdict. 
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Steven Avery’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, has weighed in on the Johnny Depp verdict

The Making A Murderer star told the Law&Crime Network that it’s a ‘great victory’ for the 58-year-old actor.

She said: “I think that the jury absolutely reached the right verdict. I think it’s hugely vindicating and exonerating for Johnny; it’s something he’s really had to deal with, particularly since the UK verdict.

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“I think it’s a great victory. It reassures me how well juries work and why we can trust jurors to come to the right decision. I think the case boiled down to a contest of credibility.”

Zellner went on to add: “I’m so happy for him. He’s been reborn.”

Elsewhere in the discussion, the lawyer explained why she believes Amber Heard lost the defamation case.

Sharing her view, Zellner explained: “It failed on the forensic evidence, those beatings and abuse she described did not happen.

“I’ve been doing criminal cases for over thirty years and the forensic evidence simply wasn’t there. She just did not suffer those injuries.”

She then added that Heard didn’t appear to be ‘afraid’ of her ex-husband.

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When appearing on the channel, Zellner revealed that Depp had gotten in touch with her about his case.

Apparently, the Pirates of the Caribbean star had contacted her office after watching her on the hit Netflix series.

Zellner said that although she was set to take on a murder case at the time, she managed to come in ‘right at the end’ and help out the consultant.

After the verdict was reached, Depp released a statement on Instagram and said the ruling had ‘given him his life back’.

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