In recent weeks, millions of people and millions more have been both watching Making A Murderer on Netflix and furiously debating it on social media.
The true crime documentary, centred around the life and supposed crimes of Steven Avery and his then 16-year-old nephew, has taken the world by storm – and has quickly become one of Netflix’s most notorious shows ever.
So much so, that a petition to have Steven and his nephew exonerated by the President of the U.S. has garnered 167,000 signatures at this current time.
To briefly put it, the 10-episode series aims to prove that Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, didn’t brutally rape and kill Teresa Halbach – and it does quite a good job of it. But, when the final episode ends, there is still no definitive answer.
To make matters worse, it recently came out that a juror from the trial believes that Avery was framed by police officers, and during deliberations, jurors only reached verdicts by ‘compromising’.
Laura Ricciardi, one of the makers of the film, said on the ‘TODAY’ show: “Compromise was the actual word the juror used and went on to describe the jurors ultimately trading votes in the jury room and explicitly discussing, ‘If you vote guilty on this count, I will vote not guilty on this count.’”
Here’s that bit of footage here:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 5, 2016
So, if the man above DIDN’T kill Teresa Halbach, the question – which is being asked by millions – is who the f*ck did?! Well, Avery himself, currently serving life without chance of parole, points the finger at his brothers. Yep, mind blowing.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ in 2009, Steven claimed his brothers Earl and Charles may have committed the crimes he is currently sat in a cell for.
According to Elite Daily, Charles has a sexual assault charge after he held down his wife and strangled her with a phone cord before forcefully engaging in intercourse with her. On top of this, he was rumoured to have a history of harassing women that came onto the junk yard where Teresa’s body was found.
The women who claim they have been harassed by Charles were all reportedly harassed within one month of Halbach going missing.
Earl? Well, he once pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting two of his daughters. Which basically means he didn’t plead guilty or not guilty. Sketchy.
According to Steven, Charles and Earl framed him after a fight about the family business, adding they were also jealous of his potential multi-million dollar settlement he was likely to receive from the state after being wrongly convicted of sexual assault, which saw him serve 18 years in prison.
It’s a very confusing case, but when you step back and look at the significant information, where do your fingers point?