Steven Avery's sons break silence

Posted at 6:14 PM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 13:17:58-05

MANITOWOC, Wis.- In the small town of Manitowoc, one name draws a lot of attention.

"The name definitely catches some people off guard," explained Steven Avery Jr. about having his father's namesake.

The name Avery is well known, but for Steven Avery's sons, now grown men, they're left with more questions than answers.

Steven Avery's other son, Bill Avery said "I would just want to know the truth from him and then if he did do it why?"
Both men growing up without a dad.
"The first 18 years were the most critical, that's where you make that father son relationship," said Steven Avery Jr.
"I guess I just see him as a complete stranger," said Bill Avery.
Despite not knowing their father they say they've been held back in life because of him, after qualifying for the military, they were still being rejected from jobs.
"One of like the main guys that works there is like I seen the Avery boys put in applications here, it will be a cold day in hell before they get hired," said Steven Avery Jr.
When asked whether they think their father, Steven Avery, is guilty, they had mixed reactions.
"No I don't think he did it," said Bill Avery.
However, Steven Avery Jr. says he's not so sure.
"I have no idea, only one person could answer that and that would be Teresa," said Steven Avery Jr.
Two men who had to grow up in their father's shadow with a name that's recognized around the world.