Monday, January 4, 2016

Making a Murderer

Making a Murderer is a recently released 10-part documentary on Netflix that is extremely compelling. It follows the legal case of Steven Avery, a man who in 2003 was exonerated for a wrongful conviction in 1985. After serving 18 years for a crime he did not commit he returns to his community in a working class county in Wisconsin. In the aftermath of his exoneration he becomes a sort of hero and receives national attention. During this time he files a 36-million dollar suit against the county for the miscarriage of justice. Then, he gets accused of another crime. A heinous murder that seems to have been committed on his property.

The documentary closely examines these cases, both which involve shady law enforcement practices. Avery's defense is based on the idea that the prosecution and law enforcement were over-zealously pursuing him as a suspect. All ten parts of Making a Murderer are fascinating and gripping and it's hard to stop watching.

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