March 27, 2017
In 2007, Steven Avery was convicted of murder for the death of 25-year-old Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach. After watching his story in the hit Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, many believed Avery was framed for the murder because, at the time of his arrest, he was embroiled in a $36 million lawsuit against Manitowoc County. Avery’s nephew Brendan Dassey was also found guilty after what many believed to be a coerced confession.
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It is speculated that Halbach went to Avery’s property on October 31, 2005 to take pictures of some of Avery’s cars and that Avery shot her, slit her throat and stabbed her in his bedroom, and then removed the body and the bed linens and burned them.
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In the video above, Ken Kratz, former prosecutor who tried Avery, and co-lead investigator Tom Fassbender come face to face with Avery’s former defense attorney Jerry Buting, for the first time and argue about the evidence in the case, including why, if this was such a gruesome murder, was there no blood evidence in Avery’s bedroom. How do Kratz and Fassbender explain it?
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