Early life and adulthood Avery’s family owned a salvage, junk, yard, in the town of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. He reportedly had an IQ of 70, and he dropped out of high school (Demos, & Ricciardi, 2015). Over the course of four years Avery was in and out of the criminal …show more content…
Avery claimed that he talked to her but that she left after taking the photographs of the van. On November 3, 2005 a missing persons report was filed for Teresa, and a search was undertaken to locate her (Tikkanen, 2018). Two days later her vehicle was found at the Avery’s salvage yard. As well, in the Avery household, was Teresa car keys. While searching her car police found some person’s blood, which after processed was found to be Avery’s. During the investigation on the Avery property, human bones were recovered from a burn pit; found to belong to Teresa’s. Additional evidence included a bullet, found in Avery’s garage that had Teresa’s DNA(Tikkanen, 2018).
Trail and Sentence
November 11, 2005 Avery was arrested and charged with Halbach's murder, kidnapping, sexual assault and mutilation of a corpse. At this point, Avery was already charged with a weapons violation as being a convicted felon. Avery maintained that the murder charge was a setup, from the Manitowoc County because of the wrongful-conviction and civil case, he won from Penny