To say that ‘Making A Murderer’ is taking the world by storm, would be quite an understatement. The Netflix docu-series gives a detailed break down of the case of Steven Avery, and viewers aren’t only going off on social media, but they are now petitioning to try and get Steven out of prison.
Two petitions, one posted on Change.org and one actually sent to the White House, are circulating with more than 180,000 total signatures in support of the release of Wisconsin native, Steven Avery, 53, who is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted for the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach. Of course, the case has been brought to everyone’s attention with Netflix’s docuseries Making A Murderer being released right before the holidays. The show is making everyone question whether Steven, and his nephew Brendan Dassey actually committed the crime — and most are thinking no.
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Is Steven Avery innocent? That’s what nearly thousands believe after watching the dark case unfold on the 10-episode series. The White House petition claims “there is clear evidence that the Manitowoc County sheriff’s department used improper methods to convict both Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey,” and has 19,239 signatures as of Monday morning. Change.org’s petition demands he be exonerated and has 164,489 signatures.
While Netflix has revealed they have no plans to feature updates or any additional material on Steven’s case, the viewers want more — and want him to be out of prison. The series, which will most likely make you want to yell at your TV like I did, doesn’t hide the lack of evidence found in order to convict the men for Teresa’s murder, and definitely bring up many questions.
Were Brendan Dassey or Steven Avery in the right mindset to confess?
Did Brendan really confess?
Was this one sided?
Could the verdict be overturned?
So, the questions will most likely remain unanswered — but until then!