Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
A lot of us have been sucked into Netflix’s original docu-series Making A Murderer. If you haven’t yet seen it, the weekend is coming up fast and its an easy binge-watch (you won’t be able to stop). And when you’re done with the show, you’ll want to find out everything you can about the case and people at the heart of the show.
You’ve heard our review on the /Filmcast, and I’ve previously done a round-up of theories, shocking evidence, information on how the show was produced, hints that we might be getting a sequel at some point, and much more. And today I attempt to bring you an in-depth round-up of all the Making A Murder updates you need to know.
Spoilers for the show follow.
Find out who Steven Avery believes committed the murder, Former Wisconsin prosecutor Ken Kratz demands Netflix add a disclaimer before the episodes, will they? The Obama Administration is forced to respond publicly, but will it have any effect? You can now watch Brendan Dassey‘s four hour-long confession online. Will Steven be getting the best post conviction lawyer in the country? The filmmakers claim a juror in the trial who believed Avery was innocent feared for their life. And we look at some of the other unanswered questions. So jump in now.
Find Out Who Steven Avery Believes Killed Teresa Halbach
Who does Steven Avery believe is responsible for murdering photographer Teresa Halbach? His brothers Earl and Charles Avery.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Steven Avery claims that both of his brothers have a history of sexually assaulting women and that his brother Charles has a history of aggression toward women who visited the family’s salvage yard, and that Charles would pursue women to their homes and seek intimate contact to the extent that they would fear for their safety. Apparently one woman even went to the police claiming that Charles sent her inappropriate gifts, called her over and over again, and showed up at her doorstep. Most interesting, all of the women were allegedly harassed by Charles within a month of the time Teresa Halbach went missing.
According to Steven, Charles had the motive to frame him, which includes jealousy over his (at the time possible) multi-million dollar reparation settlement, and its very possible Charles did not want him to take over the family business. Of course, Steven was unable to point fingers during the trial, and Steven’s theories were not presented in the television series.
Netflix Chief Rejects ‘Making a Murderer’ Prosecutor’s Rebuttal Demand
Former Wisconsin prosecutor Ken Kratz demanded that Netflix should “either provide an opportunity for rebuttal, or alert the viewers that this series was produced by and for the defense of Steven Avery.” Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has dismissed the demand, telling the Wrap:
“I don’t think documentaries are unbiased, they do take a position,” Sarandos said. “This is the filmmakers’ position, and they did a great job laying out the facts.”
While I certainly agree with this statement, and believe Netflix should not have to put such a statement before programing like this, I feel far too many viewers won’t even question the story or consider there is evidence that was not presented to further the show’s narrative.