Attention all Netflix binge watchers: This one’s for you! “Making a Murderer” is a Netflix series about whether or not Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are innocent in the death of photographer Teresa Halbach who was last seen on Avery’s property.
The first season streamed on Netflix in December and pulls you into the life of Steven Avery, a man who went to prison for sexual assault and attempted murder. Eighteen years later he was exonerated, only to be subsequently accused of the murder of Teresa. The documentary series was filmed over the course of ten years and includes Avery’s $36 million lawsuit against Manitowoc County in Wisconsin for wrongful imprisonment. In the end, it leaves you dangling, confused and wondering: Whodunnit?
Outraged viewers, who feel that Avery was framed a second time, began a campaign for Avery to get a pass from President Obama by soliciting signatures for a pardon which is now reaching fever pitch. The question remains, is the right man convicted? Unfortunately, there is strong evidence both ways. The defense and the prosecution teams have taken to social media and the airways to explain their positions. It works both ways: No one wants to see someone wrongfully imprisoned, but no one wants a murderer to go free. We suggest a new trial because the first one was based on mostly circumstantial and conflicting evidence, confusing and contradictory testimonies. So far, that motion has been denied.