If you have not yet seen the Netflix documentary, Making A Murderer, stop what you are doing right now and watch it. Getting through the day without hearing the name Steven Avery has been difficult in the past few weeks. And if you have seen the crime doc, you have likely been part of a conversation about Avery's guilt or innocence, the U.S. justice system or questioned part of the evidence.
Legal commentator and TV personality, Nancy Grace, has entered into the conversation and claims that Avery, who was found guilty in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, is indeed, guilty. This goes against the opinion of millions who stand by Avery after seeing the documentary, which examines the defense of Avery as well as accuses the local police department of setting up Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, who was also found guilty of murder.
So what evidence does Nancy Grace claim shows Avery's guilt? First, Halbach's bones were found in Avery's fire pit, and a burn barrel on the property contained personal belongings, such as her phone and a camera. Halbach's car key was also found in Avery's home behind a nightstand, and Avery's DNA was found on the hood latch of Halbach's car. Additionally, Avery had a cut on his hand, his blood was found in her car and bullet fragments from Avery's gun had Halbach's DNA on them.
Yes, there is a lot of physical evidence in this case and the prosecution had a lot to work with. Avery's supporters, however, are calling foul, and they believe that the police department set Avery up using his own blood. Why would they do this? Well, if you have seen the documentary, you know that there was some bad-blood, so to speak, between the parties. If you haven't, what are you waiting for? Start watching!
What do you think, PopWrappers? Is Steven Avery innocent or guilty?