The People’s Post-Election Report: The First Half-Hour

Episodes of Making a Murderer seemed to indicate that the state of Wisconsin might not be employing the fairest prosecution in the case of Steven Avery. At one point, Avery said that he wouldn’t…

Episodes of Making a Murderer seemed to indicate that the state of Wisconsin might not be employing the fairest prosecution in the case of Steven Avery. At one point, Avery said that he wouldn’t testify, even with a post-conviction lawyer. “It might save [the state’s] face, to get a mediocre lawyer to do it,” he said.

Elsewhere, documentary filmmakers Teresa Halbach’s mother, J.J. Smith, said she believed Avery was innocent, and pointed to a post-conviction reporter for reporting that Steven had a fixed alibi.

Meanwhile, a former solicitor general of Wisconsin pointed to inconsistencies in the state’s case.

In the original trial, jurors were shown an episode of “Cops,” in which the sound of gunshots echoed through the woods. According to Teach, there’s no indication that these shots came from Avery.

“Not only did he have a paid private investigator who went on a search expedition,” she says, “but the version of events that was presented to the jury were inconsistent with the versions of events presented to the jury the night before.”

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