Netflix’s Making a Murderer: the directors explain what many have missed about the series

By Todd VanDerWerff |
January 11, 2016

netflix making a murdererThis is the complicated message about the American legal system viewers have overlooked.

Netflix’s Making a Murderer — a bleak, somber true crime documentary that consists mainly of courtroom footage — has become an unexpected sensation. The series, which traces the story of Wisconsinite Steven Avery, uses Avery’s case as a lens to examine the American legal system as a whole.

Avery was convicted of a vicious sexual blankault in 1985 but exonerated after nearly two decades in prison, when DNA evidence cleared him of the crime and led to the conviction of someone else. However, in 2005, just a couple of years after Avery’s 2003 release, he was the last person to see photographer Teresa Halbach alive — and evidence seemed to suggest he ki*led her. Avery went to trial in 2007, was convicted of Halbach’s murder, and has been in prison ever since.

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