Pretty much everyone and their nan has worked their way through Making A Murderer at this point and you probably all have some pretty strong thoughts on whether Steven Avery is guilty or not.
In the wake of the popular Netflix documentary, there have been numerous follow-up stories, from the evidence the show left out, to shocking claims from Avery’s ex-fiancée, to how his new lawyer plans to prove his innocence.
Now, a new documentary has popped up which shockingly claims that Steven Avery was actually targeting Teresa Halbach before she was killed, reports the Mirror.
Investigation Discovery are responsible for the new doc called Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty which features a number of the key, recognisable figures from Avery’s trial, and aims to present new evidence not seen on the hit Netflix show.
Defence lawyer Jerry Buting, irritating prosecutor Ken Kratz , the Making A Murderer documentary makers, and members of the Avery and Dassey families all appear on the new documentary show.
However, although many of the faces in the new documentary are familiar, some of the stories they tell are not.
For starters, Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty claims that all vials of blood have a hole in the top of them because that’s how the blood is put into the vial, dismissing one of the key pieces of evidence Avery was trying to use in his defence.
In addition, the soft voiced creepy county prosecutor Ken Kratz features prominently in the new show, and he makes the claim that ‘Teresa was targeted by Steven Avery’, adding that she had been to his property a number of times and on one occasion he was wearing nothing but a towel.
Kratz claims that phone records show that Steven called Teresa a number of times using *69 – a feature that wouldn’t allow his identity to display as unknown – and even used a fake name to get Halbach to come to his property.
Avery’s lawyer Jerry Buting disputes that, however, saying:
They were trying to make it sound like he was luring Teresa Halbach to come out to his auto salvage yard and where he could commit this dastardly crime. She was the only photographer for Auto Trader in that whole area of the state. So he doesn’t say, ‘Send Teresa Halbach.’ He says, ‘Well, you know, send that woman that you had out here to take pictures again.’
Buting also notes that Steven Avery was only using his sister’s name because she was the one selling the car.
The new doc goes on to claim that filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos left out vital evidence from the Netflix doc.
However, they stand by their film, saying:
It would have been impossible for us to include all of the evidence that the state admitted. We chose all of what the state itself was claiming to be its most compelling evidence. We feel we did a very thorough and fair job.
For all the claims of bias regarding the original Netflix documentary, however, we can’t help but feel that this new Investigation Discovery doc is completely biased in the other direction.
You can check out the entire show for yourself below, and decide for yourselves:
The plot thickens…
Alternative video for U.S residents.