Using over 700 hours of footage shot since 2005, creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos chronicle the story of Steve Avery, a Wisconsin man who, after serving 18 years for a crime he did not commit, is released based on new DNA evidence. The story doesn’t end there however, as he is once again arrested, this time for the murder of Teresa Halbach.
It’s a story full of twists and turns, exploring if it’s possible for a man to be wrongly jailed twice in one lifetime for some of the most heinous crimes anyone can commit.
Making a Murderer
Our prior knowledge of this case
What is driving the intense public reaction to this series?
The first episode and the Penny Beerntsen case
Steve Avery’s release and the investigation into Teresa Halbach’s disappearance
At what point, if any, did our views on the case change?
Was the treatment of the Halbach family fair?
The tragic story of Brendan Dassey
What in the world was Len Kachinsky’s long game?
Barb Tadych and the Avery family
The motives and actions of the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department
Why does it feel that we are obliged to give police the benefit of the doubt?
Persecuting the Prosecution
Strang and Butang, and the defense strategy
Steve Avery and Sandy Greenman and the Bonnie and Clyde syndrome
We give our verdicts and theories of the case
Which of the people profiled came out looking the best?
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Intro Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey
Outro Music: Acid Dress by Jack White