If there is one thing that I am 100 percent certain of, after watching Making a Murderer, reading two books about the case, and following every single news story about it for years, it’s this: Steven Avery is guilty as hell.
For whatever reason, the producers of this series really want to turn this into a wrongful conviction case, and while they might have a point to make about a flawed judicial system, there’s no doubt that Avery did it. Brendan Dassey’s confession should have been thrown out because it was illegally obtained, but not because it wasn’t true. Avery murdered Theresa Halbach, and he coerced an easily manipulated Brendan Dassey — who had been abused by Avery — into aiding him. Period. And we cannot overlook or gloss over Avery’s history of domestic violence, or all the sketchy stuff he’s done with regard to women in order to bolster the case of wrongful conviction.
Dude did it. And season two is going to try and gaslight its viewers again into believing he’s an innocent man, a victim of the system.
Here’s the trailer. Do not fall prey to its sympathies for Steven Avery.
Spoiler alert: Kathleen Zellner lost. Avery’s all out of appeals. The only chance that man’s got is a Donald Trump pardon, and given Trump’s fondness for men accused of crimes against women, I wouldn’t give Trump any ideas.
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