The wrongly-convicted turned murderer Steven Avery is still in jail — and he won't be getting out anytime soon. The 55-year-old criminal and inspiration behind Netflix's documentary series, Making a Murderer, was denied a retrial by a Sheboygan County judge. And now, Steven's ex-fiancée, Lynn Hartman, exclusively tells In Touch that she's glad her ex isn't getting released.

Lynn admitted that she “celebrated with a cocktail” when she heard that Steven, convicted of
murdering Teresa Halbach in 2005, was denied an attempt at an appeal. "I feel that the world is a lot safer now knowing that Steven won’t be getting out."

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It's understandable that Lynn would feel safer knowing that Steven is staying behind bars. She previously revealed to In Touch that he had written her threatening letters that made her feel unsafe. “He’s very manipulative,” she said of the man who is depicted as mild-mannered on the Netflix original series. “I’m afraid for my life.”

She shared a letter with In Touch, where he demanded that she “destroy this letter by fire”; in another, he threatened her directly, writing, “I don’t wont [sic] to hurt you or the kids! So you have to promise me you will help us forever.”

She admitted that she was naive when she first started seeing him, but now she knows better. "I kick myself because I believed he was innocent,” she continued. "I truly loved him [and] was in denial. But I now believe Steven’s guilty of killing that girl." Despite the fact that Steven believes he will be released from prison, the recent events show that he might end up finishing the duration of his life imprisonment without parole sentence.

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