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.
If you can believe it, it's been almost three years since Netflix's true crime documentary hit "Making a Murder" - and now the wait is over for the second season, as Netflix today announced that part two will hit the streaming service Friday, Oct. 19.
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.
Steven Avery's brother, Earl, gave a big interview to "Access Hollywood" this week that's being presented by the media as a big twist in the case. But Avery's comments are not shocking new evidence in the case.
I didn't even see the first "Making a Murderer" piece our columnist Jessica McBride submitted to us over the holidays last month. I only took notice when our site traffic jumped through the roof the Monday after New Year' Eve. It was time to publish our first OnMilwaukee book. "Rush To Judgment" came together in what I assume is a record time.
"Making a Murderer" attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting will come to the Riverside Theater for a moderated discussion about the Avery case and the justice system overall on Friday, March 18.
Apparently, Brad Dassey's rap tribute to his incarcerated half-brother Brendan is just the tip of the "Making a Murderer" merchandise iceberg. The bizarre, creepy, horrifying merchandise iceberg.
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.
OnMilwaukee has learned that not only was a prison nurse ready to testify that she was the one who put the hole in Steven Avery's blood vial, but that holes like that are not only common, but the way the vials are supposed to work.
Before there was "Making a Murderer" on Netflix, there was "The State of Wisconsin vs. Steven Avery," a short film by the same documentarians. So what does it show?
With perhaps millions of viewers seeing Milwaukee plastered on their television screens as they gobble up Netflix's "Making a Murderer" documentary mini-series about Manitowoc's Steven Avery, we got to thinking about some of the things that have made Milwaukee infamous over the years.
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.
Steven Avery's new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, is confident that his conviction on murder charges will be overturned, but veteran attorney Frank Gimbel says it is a long and complicated row to hoe.