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The way Making a Murderer's Steven Avery broke up with his girlfriend was harsh

Christina Marfice


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Breakups are bad enough, Steven Avery — no need to get your lawyer involved

If you thought getting dumped by text or email was harsh, get a load of this.

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Making a Murderer's Steven Avery just dumped his fiancée, Lynn Hartman — via a letter from his attorney.

"Please let this letter act as formal notice that Mr. Avery terminated his engagement with you effective yesterday, October 2," the letter reads.


The letter continues, "As Mr. Avery expressed to you during your relationship with him, he deems his correspondence and communications with you to be confidential. This constitutes an oral agreement with him. You should therefore cease and desist giving interviews of any kind concerning your relationship with him."

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It ends, "Although we believe that you have already breached the oral contract, we will not take any legal action against you unless you continue to violate the terms of your agreement with him."

I don't know, a phone call might have been a smoother method.

Avery and Hartman started their romance when she wrote to him at Waupun Correctional Institution, where he's serving a life sentence for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. They broke the news in August that they had plans to get married once Avery gets released from prison — following the Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer, there's been a push to reexamine the evidence that landed Avery in prison, and his nephew has already been released.

Hartman did an interview with Dr. Phil about her relationship with Avery, prompting Avery's other ex-girlfriend, Sandra Greenman, to call her a "gold digger."

Hartman declined to comment on the end of her relationship with Avery.

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Breakups are bad enough, Steven Avery — no need to get your lawyer involved
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