Former CIA interrogator: Steven Avery is guilty


Steven Avery is guilty, says a former CIA interrogator, in an interview with

“We have every reason to believe that the jury was correct in finding Steven Avery guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach,” said the former CIA interrogator Phil Houston, who now runs a private sector consulting firm.

Employing a behavioral analysis model developed for the CIA, Houston and his intelligence community colleagues analyzed Steven Avery’s case as it was portrayed in the Netflix series, “Making a Murderer.”

Houston says the filmmakers painted a very biased picture trying to show Avery is innocent.

“It’s extraordinarily difficult to watch the immensely popular Netflix documentary series ‘Making a Murderer’ without feeling an overwhelming bias in favor of Steven Avery,” Houston said.

But, non-verbal cues among other clues, lead to a very different conclusion, he said.

“It is the high volume of deceptive verbal and nonverbal behaviors exhibited by Avery, and the significance of the various contexts in which these behaviors were exhibited, that led us to our conclusion,” Houston said.

Houston provided a list of evidence as to why he and his team reached the conclusion of Avery’s guilt.

Among the examples, Houston cites what’s referred to as “non-specific denial.”

Only one day after Halbach’s remains were discovered in the burn pit on Avery’s property, Wisconsin Department of Justice special agents questioned Avery.

During an interview with Special Agents Mark Wiegert and Tom Fassbender Nov. 9, 2005, Avery’s statements lead these former members of the intelligence community to conclude that Avery was not innocent.

“Instead of denying the specific act that he knew he committed, Avery twice said, ‘I didn’t do nothing.’ What’s important to understand is that that’s not the same as saying, ‘I didn’t commit the murder.’ The psychology here is simply that it’s much easier for a deceptive person to speak non-specifically when he knows what he’s saying is a lie,” said Houston.

And it gets worse, Houston said. Read more by clicking HERE.

Meanwhile, Avery is now represented by Chicagoland based attorney Kathleen Zellner, who says she’s confident her client is innocent. Zellner said she intends to utilize new DNA technology to prove Avery isn’t guilty.

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