Steven Avery's Ex-Girlfriend: 'Making A Murderer' Star Is 'Not Innocent'

  • by: Alan Duke
The ex-girlfriend of Steven Avery says the man whose criminal case is featured in 'Making A Murderer' is "a monster" and "not innocent."
Steven Avery's Ex: He is not innocent

"What a monster he is..." Steven Avery's ex-fiancée speaks out to HLN, "I ate two boxes of rat poisoning, just so I could go to the hospital to get away from him." #MakingAMurderer cnn.it/1SiXl0Y

Posted by CNN on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Jodi Stachowski, who is seen standing by her man during several episodes of the controversial Netflix series, attacks Avery in an exclusive interview with HLN reporter Natisha Lance that was aired Wednesday on the Nancy Grace Show.

"What do you want people to know?" Lance asked Stachowski, who last lived with Avery a decade ago.

"The truth, what a monster he is," she answered. "And he's not innocent."

She told Lance that she was not in love with Avery, although she stayed with him for two years. "I ate two boxes of rat poison just so I could go to the hospital and get away from him and ask them to get the police to help me."

Avery was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found him guilty of murdering a woman. The killing happened after DNA evidence revealed he had been falsely convicted of a 1984 rape, for which he sent 18 years in a Wisconsin prison.

The Netflix documentary series explored accusations that the same sheriff's investigators who he sued for his false conviction had planted evidence that led to his murder conviction.


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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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