I am a little over halfway through with Netflix's original 10-part series Making A Murderer. The series is an incredibly detailed look at a criminal case involving Steven Avery and the murder of Teresa Halbach. The series starts with a retelling of Steven Avery's 18 years in jail and how he was exonerated of a rape charge after improved DNA testing proved him innocent. But only a few years after his release from jail, Steven Avery was found behind bars again for the murder of Teresa Halbach under highly questionable evidence and circumstance. Some, including Avery and some of his family, believe he was set up for the crime in retaliation for humiliating the Manitowoc County, Wisconsin government and local police. Making A Murderer is about the murder trial and the many holes present in the prosecution's case despite a guilty sentence for Avery for which he is currently serving life in prison.
Through every episode so far, the thought that keeps coming into my head is How can this be happening?! There are portions of this story that I just cannot understand like the coerced confession of Avery's nephew, Brendan Dassey, and the huge involvement of Manitowoc County police despite being asked specifically to steer clear of the crime scene.
I'm not usually one to believe in conspiracies, but this documentary has me thinking all sorts of things about the way law enforcement works to protect themselves and seek out retribution against people who have done wrong to them. What is going on in Manitowoc? Seriously.
If you don't have Netflix but want a taste of what this series is about, Netflix has done an unprecedented favor to you all and put the first episode of Making A Murderer on YouTube for free.