There's a new, shocking development in the ‘Making a Murderer' case
Making a Murder premiered on Dec. 18, and pretty much everyone with access to a Netflix account has binge-watched this story of Steven Avery, a man from Manitowoc, Wisconsin wrongfully accused of sexual assault in 1985 and jailed for 18 years before being exonerated based on DNA evidence. …Only to be served a life sentence four years later after being convicted of the 2005 murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach. The series – and in turn, Avery’s case and the conflicting conspiratorial evidence surrounding it – has garnered so much attention it has generated over 300,000 signatures on WhiteHouse.gov and Change.org petitions calling for Avery’s second exoneration.
And the narrative is actually continuing long after our binge-watch, because details about the case seem to be getting more and more compelling as the days pass. Case in point? Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos told the TODAY show this morning that an anonymous juror from the 2005 murder case who personally voted to convict Avery recanted, saying they believe Avery was framed by the police.
“(The juror) told us that they believe Steven Avery was not proven guilty,” Ricciardi shared with the TODAY show. “They believe Steven was framed by law enforcement and that he deserves a new trial, and if he receives a new trial, in their opinion it should take place far away from Wisconsin.”
The juror went on to tell Ricciardi and Demos that, behind the scenes, the jury “compromised” their verdicts on each count – in essence, telling each other which counts they would each vote guilty and not guilty on to all share responsibility for the overall decision to convict.