• reverse echo

    I feel like the only person who understands that the Innocence Project (it’s right there in the name) is in the business of freeing innocent people. If they made the determination that the case for his innocence wasn’t strong enough is it not obvious why they didn’t take it on? They are not the Prosecutorial Misconduct Project – maybe all of their keyboard critics can get that project started.

    Headlines like this are the reason that people went straight from not knowing IP existed to criticizing them, skipping the part where you thank them for freeing Avery the first time and the part where you donate to support their mission.

    • btnelson

      Seriously? How can anyone believe that Steven Avery is guilty? Oh sure, he’s going to keep the car key in his pocket (or wherever). Every piece of evidence seems pretty clearly planted. His trailer was searched before they came back to magically find the key. And for sure he would just leave her car on his property. And he didn’t have any history of violence except for the cases when someone else was harassing him. I know the cat thing was pretty sick but it did not seem characteristic of him. He didn’t have any history of torturing animals beyond that. Kids who torture animals grow up doing it. IF his case doesn’t meet the criteria for the IP it seems that they should be supporting the case for an in depth investigation but this is just sick! I hope that whole law enforcement department rots in hell and hopefully they will get what they deserve.

  • Graeme

    A typo here. The juror says they were coerced into voting ‘guilty’. Not ‘not guilty’!

    • Shafaq Hasan

      Thank you for pointing this out to us! The error has been fixed.

  • Stacia Robbins Hausler

    I tried watching the documentary “Making a Murderer” and got to the 4th episode and had to stop because I am literally crying my eyes out as if I just buried a loved one.

    I was so deeply disturbed by the atrocities that were committed within our own legal system related to this case, and the tactics that investigators used to get this baby, yes he was a baby at the time, that I was screaming at the tv! I can see how this case got so far out into the weeds that it scares me to be a citizen in the United States. Besides all of that…who the hell thought it was a good idea to allow this 16 year old kid with a 73% IQ level be interrogated by two grown men that he obviously saw as authority figures? They obviously didn’t give a DAMN how little evidence they had on this kid, and simply led him down the yellow brick road into a life time of hell. I pray that KARMA is a bigger bitch than I am and becomes the boomerang for them; so that they see one of their own loved owns penned up like the penned Brenden up. SHAME ON YOU!!!!
    I have personally seen first hand how defense attorney’s and prosecutors play the game “Lets Make a Deal” with our freedom. My own sister in law, ignorant to her own rights and the laws, was convinced by her attorney to plea no contest to a felony charge of which she absolutely did not commit! The reason? Her defense attorney just so happened to be friends with the DA that was prosecuting her case and didn’t want this friend to look bad in front of his peers, so he had his naive client take the fall to save his friends ass… think it doesn’t happen…you are WRONG!!!

    • Bob G

      I’m always skeptical about shows which are made for television. In this case where the interviews were actually filmed, their were clear ethics and legal violations throughout right up through and including the judge.

      If it weren’t for the actual interview and courtroom film footage I would suspect this was nothing more than a fictional account made on a Hollywood set.

      F. Lee Baily once said; Guilt or Innocence has little to do with the outcome of a trial….and he’s so right!