Netflix has been streaming Steven Avery’s story since 2015. It is entitled Making a Murdererand is 10 episodes long. In case you aren’t familiar, Avery was convicted of a sexual assault in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and served 18 years, only to be freed after DNA proved he was innocent. That’s lousy. The interesting codicil however is that in 2005, Avery did worse – he allegedly murdered photographer Teresa Halbach. He was again convicted, this time in 2007 and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. The case is under appeal as of January 2016. The public is torn between Avery’s possible innocence and possible guilt. I suspect this reaction stems from a number of reasons: that Avery has already been incarcerated for another crime he didn’t commit.; his low IQ could make him susceptible to agreeing with police officers that he committed a crime he didn’t commit; he already has a…
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On a somewhat unrelated note, there have been a lot of instances of serial killers disappearing after being incarcerated for something else completely unrelated. This isn’t a serial killer case, but not because someone is innocent of one crime means they’re not guilty of the other.