'Making a Murderer' Steven Avery says "Truth will set me free!"

'Making a Murderer' Steve Avery

One of the most watched Netflix shows, Making a Murderer, has created a crime show lover frenzy.

The documentary, produced by filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, shows the ten-year timeline of how Steven Avery went from being exonerated for a rape he didn't commit, to serving a life term for the murder of Teresa Halbac -- a crime in which he continues to maintain his innocence.

Recently Milwaukee's ABC affiliate reporter Colleen Henry sent a letter to Avery asking for his thoughts on the documentary. Avery responded with a three-page handwritten letter then followed up with typewritten correspondence in which he wrote, "The real killer is still out there. Who is he stalking now? I am really innocent of this case and that is the truth!!! The truth will set me free!!!!!!!"

Avery also said he's willing to do an interview with the Henry, but the Department of Corrections would not allow it.

In addition to the letter, Dan Harris from Nightline conducted a two-part follow-up series to address the claims of key evidence from the prosecution not included in the documentary. In the series, he travels to Manitowoc County, where it all takes place and talks to Avery's former defense attorney Dean Strang, filmmakers Demos and Ricciardi, and the man who many call the villain of this series, Ken Kratz -- the prosecutor in the Avery case.

Kratz sat down with Harris and identified evidence such as repeated phone calls to Halbac, his theory on her being targeted and Avery's sweat on the hood of Halbac's car that was omitted. He believes it was these key pieces of evidence that ultimately led to Avery's conviction. He also claims the filmmakers created "a defense advocacy piece" and not a documentary.
Demos and Ricciardi disagree and stand by their series.

During the interview with Nightline Demos stated, "it would be impossible to include all the evidence presented in the trial." Noting that Kratz later admitted to presenting a "circumstantial forensic science case" and what they tried to show in the documentary was that Kratz "did not have any direct evidence in the Steve Avery case," and if he did it would have been used.

Avery now has a new attorney who says he will be exonerated but has not given any further statements regarding the matter.

Making a Murderer is currently streaming on Netflix. 

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