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Someone Decided To Get Vigilante Justice On Manitowoc Sheriff’s Department

by : UNILAD on : 04 Feb 2016 16:17
AP/Morry Gash

Supporters of Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery have been making their feelings well known, but it seems they might have gone a bit too far this time.

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The Manitowoc Sheriff’s Department – whose role in Avery’s 2007 conviction has been widely criticised after the release of the hit Netflix series – has received a bomb threat, allegedly from a supporter.

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Someone called in the bomb threat on Wednesday evening, causing an evacuation of the area. They allegedly directed the threat ‘Justice for Steven’ at officers.

The county’s police department – a separate department which had earlier been subjected to mistaken Twitter abuse from Avery supporters – confirmed the details on social media.

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https://twitter.com/ManitowocPolice/status/695066670885400576

https://twitter.com/ManitowocPolice/status/695074852823265280

Police said the bombs were believed to be inside the building and a vehicle in the parking lot.

The all-clear was eventually given and no bombs were found, according to ABC News.

https://twitter.com/ManitowocPolice/status/695080776535273472

This incident comes just days after Avery – who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Teresa Halbach – wrote a letter thanking his supporters for their efforts.  He has protested his innocence throughout the process.

Manitowoc Sheriff’s Department play a huge role in the ten-part documentary, as Avery’s defence team accused its officers of manipulating evidence and framing Avery for murder.

AP/Morry Gash
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The Netflix series about his trial has led thousands to call for his release from prison.

Prior to his current conviction, Avery, 53, spent 18 years behind bars for a sexual assault he did not commit. He was released in 2003 after DNA evidence proved his innocence, but he was then convicted in 2007 of killing Teresa Halbach.

AP/Morry Gash

I’m surprised they didn’t just pin this bomb threat on Avery as well…

Topics: Life

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Daily Mail and 2 others
  1. Daily Mail

    'Making a Murderer' Sheriff's Department targeted by 'Justice for Steven' bomb threat

  2. USA Today

    Bomb threat targets 'Making a Murderer' sheriff

  3. TMJ4

    2 bomb threats called into Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office