'Making A Murderer: Part 2' Is Finally Available To Stream On Netflix
Just to pre-warn you now, to avoid me getting death threats later, this article has some plot details which might be considered SPOILERS, so if you'd rather binge watch it in peace without knowing what happens in the first episode then maybe click away now.
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Since Making A Murderer appeared on screens in late 2015, the tale of Steven Avery and nephew Brandon Dassey has become one that most of us are familiar with.
Both men were convicted for the 2005 murder of Theresa Halbach. The prosecution's case against Avery and Dassey included a confession from the latter, DNA found inside Halbach's RAV4 and a set of keys found inside Avery's property.
The prosecution claimed the pair raped and killed Halbach, before mutilating her corpse, which was found on Avery's property.
However, Avery - who was previously exonerated of a separate crime years earlier - has always maintained his innocence, as has Dassey who says he was coerced into the confession and that he got 'most of the ideas from a book'.
When the show was aired it turned most of us into 'armchair detectives' and saw petitions to the White House and protests in the US, with many demanding the men be freed.
Making A Murderer season two picks up in 2016, following the release of the first season and the massive interest in the case, not just in the US but worldwide.
Steven Avery's mum Dolores and dad Allan once again worked with documentary-makers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, and proudly show off hundreds of letters of support that have been sent to them and Avery since the show was broadcast.
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Avery's friend Sandra Greenman also reveals that it was likely thanks to Making A Murderer that he managed to bag top lawyer Kathleen, who has been responsible for exonerating 19 men in the US.
So far only 1 Judge has ruled on Avery. At least 10 more will review before a final decision is made- on this evidence. If he is not freed we will file again. Never going to end until he is free. @lifeafterten @michellemalkin #makinganexonoree
- Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) September 8, 2018
Greenman and Avery actually reached out to Zellner in 2012, however, it wasn't until 2016 that she got back in touch saying she would take on the case as she was had 'the experience and ability to get Steve's case exonerated' and vowing to rectify this 'extraordinary miscarriage of justice'. Pretty bold claims.
She tells the camera: "The deeper we dig into the Avery conviction, the more evidence we uncover of his innocence.
"It does not matter how long it takes, what it costs or what obstacles we have to overcome - our efforts to win Mr Avery's freedom will never stop."
Oh and if you thought that Dean Strang and Jerry Buting were cool, then you're going to love Zellner.
She has already promised to leave no stone unturned in her quest to secure freedom for her client.
The first episode sees her setting about trying to pull apart the evidence in the case, starting with the blood found inside Halbach's car.
Gathering together her team, including blood spatter experts, Zellner begins to carry out experiments to find out if the blood could have got where it was in the way that the prosecution says. As for what her team finds... well, just go and watch it.
Making A Murderer season two is available to stream on Netflix now.
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