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          “Making a Murderer”: Why is Everyone Talking about Steven Avery?

          January 15, 2016

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          Not since O.J. Simpson led authorities on a wild chase across L.A.’s freeways on live television has the nation been so spellbound by a murder case in the criminal justice system. Netflix’s 10-years-in-the-making documentary “Making a Murderer” focuses on Steven Avery, a man exonerated by DNA after 18 years in prison, who became the prime suspect in another grisly crime.

          Convicted in 1985 for the rape of Penny Beerntsen and sentenced to 32 years in prison, Avery, who steadfastly professed his innocence, was exonerated because of DNA evidence after serving 18 years behind bars. Then in 2007, Avery was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, without possibility of parole, for killing Teresa Halbach, a photographer who had done work for Avery’s family business.

          Since the release of the documentary, “Making a Murderer,” hundreds of thousands of outraged viewers are questioning Avery’s conviction. Dr. Phil is joined by HLN’s Nancy Grace to delve into the details of this controversial case. What crucial evidence does she say was missing from the documentary? Hear why Grace says, despite popular opinion, she believes Avery is guilty of the brutal killing. Was the verdict a gross miscarriage of justice? Is the right man behind bars?

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