If you haven’t already seen it, you’ve probably heard about Netflix’s new hit true-crime series ‘Making A Murderer’.
It has made waves around the world since hitting the streaming platform late December and since then has been watched and enjoyed by millions. But it has quite a sinister tale.
Filmed over the course of ten years, the documentary follows the story of Steven Avery, a man who was wrongly imprisoned for 18 years for sexual assault and attempted murder, and was later exonerated after being found innocent – only to be subsequently accused of the murder of Teresa Halbach.
Now, just a couple of weeks after the release of the 10-episode show, over 150,000 people have signed a petition asking for the release of Steven Avery – and it looks like it will hit its 200,000 target in no time.
The Change.org campaign reads:
There is a documentary series on Netflix called “Making a Murderer”. After viewing it, I am outraged with the injustices which have been allowed to compound and left unchecked in the case of Steven Avery of Manitowoc County in Wisconsin, U.S.A. Avery’s unconstitutional mistreatment at the hands of corrupt local law enforcement is completely unacceptable and is an abomination of due process.
Steven Avery should be exonerated at once by presidential pardon, and the Manitowoc County officials complicit in his two false imprisonments should be held accountable to the highest extent of the U.S. criminal and civil justice systems.
As well as this petition, 18,000 people have signed a White House petition asking for the same, including the release of Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey.
A lot of significant people are also on board…
— Alex Costa (@AlexCosta) January 4, 2016
— Fallon Glick (@FallonGlick) January 3, 2016
— Brent Black (@brentalfloss) January 3, 2016
Have you seen Making A Murderer on Netflix? Outraged? If so join the cause https://t.co/5jDqSiCpqB and if not cancel plans and watch!
— Jeff Probst (@JeffProbst) January 3, 2016
Help fight injustice for the innocent. https://t.co/KeV8yjdsYq
— LILLIX (@Lillixonline) December 30, 2015