‘Making a Murderer’ Avery’s companion: ‘there’s just been too much strain’

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MANITOWOC, Wisconsin-Being the fiancée of a convicted murderer, who is the subject of a widely seen documentary that questions his guilt, has reportedly taken its toll on their relationship.

That’s how Sandy Greenman, the former finacee of “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery, describes it.

Greenman met Avery  in prison after he was convicted of murder. She spoke to PEOPLE  about their romance, saying that it’s cooled off for now, though the pair remains close friends.  “It’s up in the air right now. It’s not where it was before – there’s just been too much strain.”

They were going to get married at one point, but Greenman called it off, though she wouldn’t say why. She does hope that if Avery ever gets out of prison, they can have a normal relationship.

As for Avery’s guilt, “I can’t see him as a guilty person.”

Avery, made famous in the Netflix documentary ‘Making a Murderer,’ has been claiming his innocence since his conviction.

Kathleen Zellner of The Law Firm of Kathleen Zellner and Associates, P.C. in Downers Grove, Illinois, announced on Friday that her firm “will be assuming the full and complete representation of Steven Avery in all criminal matters.”

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