Making A Murderer: One Year Later

Making a Murderer

A year ago, Netflix debuted its documentary series, Making a Murderer. The show very quickly became compelling viewing, the epitome of binge watching TV, and pretty much the sole topic of water cooler conversation until everyone had seen it. Making a Murderer had been ten years in the making, created by Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardo, and the ten-episode series brought the names Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey to global attention.

In 2005, Avery, from Wisconsin, was able to successfully sue Manitwoc County for wrongful imprisonment, after they falsely convicted him of sexual assault and attempted murder in 1985. Avery served 18 years behind bars before advances in DNA research exonerated him of all charges, and he was released in 2003. After filing a $36 million lawsuit against …

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