Steven Avery, the subject of Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer," and his new fiancee Lynn Hartman are opening up to Dr. Phil about their newfound love.
The special, which airs in two parts on Oct. 3 and 4, will feature Hartman sitting down with the show's host as well as a phone interview with Avery, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Hartman's relationship with Avery began when she starting writing to him earlier this year.
When Dr. Phil asks Hartman if it was "love at first write," she tells him that they only started saying "I love you" after they heard each other's voices for the first time. "The first time he told me he loved me was the first time we spoke on the phone," she said, according to a preview.
Avery is hoping to have his conviction overturned, like his nephew Brendan Dassey's — a judge found last month Dassey's confession to having a part in the killing was involuntary — so that he and Hartman can tie the knot sooner rather than later.
"The truth is coming out and sooner or later, all the truth will come out," he says. "I want to wait until I'm out [to get married] and I don't think that'll be too long; right around the corner."
As for his former relationships, which were a point of contention in the Netflix documentary about Avery's murder trial, Avery says his love with Hartman is nothing like he's ever felt. "I haven't been in love my whole life. It's not the same as the others. Everything is all different with her," he tells Dr. Phil.