Netflix's hit true crime documentary series "Making a Murderer" is the making headlines everywhere and has become the latest and most popular topic of conversation over the past few weeks. The story is about Steven Avery, a man from Wisconsin who was released from prison after being wrongfully convicted for sexual assault only to be arrested and imprisoned for the murder of a young woman just a few years later.
During the first episode, when Avery is serving his 18-year prison sentence for the wrongful rape conviction, you hear a lot about his wife, at the time, Lori Mathieson and his five children. But, not much about their life since his story has become so well-known has been mentioned since, and it has followers of the series wondering where his family is now that his story is out there for the world to see.
Lori Mathieson, who now goes by Lori Dassey, and Avery got married in 1982 when she was just a 19-year-old single mother. They went on to have four children, including a set of twins, before he was sent to prison in 1985. In the first episode, Avery describes the downfall of their relationship while he was in prison. He started getting expletive-filled letters from her threatening the lives of their five children, and once she stopped bringing the children to see him, the two eventually separated, according to the documentary.
Apparently, prison records indicate that Avery was actually sending her letters threatening to kill her, according to Milwaukee Magazine. When Avery was convicted of his second crime for the murder of Teresa Halbach, he was convicted along with his nephew Brendan Dassey. Lori now goes by Lori Dassey because she went on to marry Brendan's father Peter Dassey.
She now lives in Two Rivers, Wisc., which is a location that Avery's family's personal road Avery Road runs through and is about 20 minutes away from their hometown Manitowoc, according to Bustle. She has completely distanced herself from all of the news surrounding this case and tries to go on with her life in her new marriage as best she can despite living so close to the Averys.
As for their children, Rachel, Jenny, Steven Jr., William and Jason, they have decided to keep their lives private as well and have little contact with their father. "Four or five [of the children] have said Avery should not have been let out of prison [the first time]," an article from Post Crescent reads, according to Romper. They cut ties with their father, and little about their lives since is known.