Netflix series ‘Making of a Murderer' draws big following

Show follows case of Steven Avery, sentenced to life in prison in 2007

Photo Courtesy: Milwaukeemag.com/Calumet County Jail
Photo Courtesy: Milwaukeemag.com/Calumet County Jail

MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. – In December, Netflix released a 10-part documentary series “Making a Murderer” that follows the case of Steven Avery.

Avery went to prison after being convicted on charges of sexual assault and attempted murder Wisconsin in 1985.

He was released 18-years later after DNA evidence absolved him of his crimes.

Two years after his release, Avery was arrested again, this time in connection with the murder of Teresa Halbach, a 25-year-old freelance photographer.

“Making a Murderer” has spurred a big online movement in support of Avery, and a petition on Change.org to free him has hundreds of thousands of signatures. 

One of Avery’s attorneys said the series is “a very accurate portrayal of a lot of facts that really the general public wasn’t aware of.”

In contradiction to that statement, a former district attorney who was a prosecutor in the trial told a local news station that 80 to 90 percent of the evidence that ties Avery to Halbach’s murder wasn’t presented in the documentary.

The series is currently available to stream on Netflix.

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