Thirteen years ago this week, Manitowoc special education student Brendan Dassey was convicted of participating in the murder of Teresa Halbach based on a confession now widely acknowledged to be false. Brendan was 16-years-old and in the tenth grade when he gave that confession; today, he's 30. And he remains behind bars, serving a life term.
A U.S. Magistrate judge's stunning decision overturning the Brendan Dassey conviction got Jessica McBride thinking. Will we see a Lawrencia Bembenek outcome here? And what does this decision mean for the still-imprisoned Steven Avery?
A federal judge today overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, who was found guilty of being an accessory to Teresa Halbach's 2005 murder and served as one of the subjects in the hit Netflix docu-series "Making a Murderer."
Deadline Hollywood reported this morning that Netflix ordered another season of the now Emmy-nominated docu-series and that it is currently in production under the watch of returning executive producer/director tandem Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.
The "Avery sweat" angle is a case study in how all sides have, at times, boiled down the very complex CSI forensics in the case, so OnMilwaukee decided to take a closer look at the crime scene investigation.
The excitement about "Making a Murderer" is all online, not at the Avery front door or in local pubs or the County courthouse. The internet's giddy phenomenon is Manitowoc's unwanted reality, and residents are tired of it.
Let's be honest. If you actually try to puzzle through how the Steven Avery cop framing plot would have worked, it unravels fast and sounds ridiculous. Don't agree? Read on.
A quarter of a million people have signed a petition calling for a new trial for Steven Avery, but the path to freedom is a complex one that could take years and years to even get a hearing.
Earlier, I told you about the four alternative suspects the defense tried unsuccessfully to raise during the trial. But here are 14 other things that you also may not have heard yet: key pieces of evidence against Steven Avery that "Making a Murderer" skipped over.
Walt Kelly is the Milwaukee lawyer who represented Steven Avery in his civil lawsuit after being freed from jail the first time. He thinks there is a chance that Avery could be released from jail a second time.
It became clear there was one glaring angle left out of Netflix's "Making a Murderer": If Steven Avery didn't do it, who did? As it turns out, Avery's defense attorneys tried to raise details about four other possible suspects at trial.