01-14-2016, 11:51 AM #16
'Making a Murderer' Subject's Ex-Fiancee: 'He's Not Innocent'
BY ALTHEA LEGASPI
"I ate two boxes of rat poison just so I could go to the hospital and get away from him," Jodi Stachowski says.
Stachowski also tells Lance that she was directed by Avery to make him look good and that she declined a final interview with the filmmakers last summer before the documentary aired. She said she asked to not be included in the documentary at all.
The interview includes Stachowski discussing Halbach's death, Dassey, whom she thinks is innocent, and she says she was supposed to testify against Avery but was never called upon.
01-18-2016, 03:33 AM #17
'Making a Murderer' Star Reporter: This Case Should've Been Famous Years Ago
Levy, who now lives and works in Ohio, recently chatted with Rolling Stone about evidence that was left out of the show, why she's surprised it took so long for the case to become a national story, and what it's been like getting all this attention from random people on the Internet.
01-18-2016, 09:19 AM #18
Making a Murderer: Sudbury forensics expert reflects on his testimony at Steven Avery trial
Jan 07, 2016
Dr. Scott Fairgrieve called as defense witness at 'Wisconsin's trial of the century'
On the stand
Fairgrieve characterized the way the prosecution questioned him at trial as something of a game of cat and mouse.
"They said, 'So you didn't actually see the remains' — which is quite true — I saw all the photographs and all the documentation and everything that was disclosed by them, which is supposed to be a complete record. And I said, 'No, I didn't get a chance to go to the scene ... the scene had been so destroyed [by investigators] by the time I would've been there it just — there was no point," said Fairgrieve.
Ultimately, Fairgrieve said in his professional opinion, one could not conclude with perfect certainty that the remains had not been moved.
01-19-2016, 03:39 AM #19
Ex-Wisconsin Lawmaker Who Championed Avery Bill: Making a Murderer Subject's Arrest for Murder Was 'Deflating'
For two years after DNA evidence cleared Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery of a sexual assault 18 years earlier, Wisconsin assemblyman Mark Gundrum worked hard to restore the freed man's tarnished reputation, even partnering with him to introduce legislative reforms designed to ensure the innocent were never again punished in that state for someone else's crimes.
The day after Teresa Halbach went missing from Manitowoc County, the Gundrum-sponsored "Avery Bill" was unanimously adopted by state lawmakers. Less than two weeks later, Avery was charged with the young photographer's murder.
Now, more than 10 years after the reform package's passage, Avery is back behind bars, serving life for Halbach's death while Gundrum's behind the bench, serving as a judge for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.
01-19-2016, 06:04 AM #20
Avery Defense Attorney Dean Strang interview on WGN Radio, January 17, 2016
01-19-2016, 06:08 AM #21
Dr Phil January 18, 2016 Full Episode
“Making a Murderer”: New Details Revealed as the Sheriff’s Department Speaks Out
In a daytime television exclusive, Dr. Phil talks to Kenneth Peterson, Avery’s arresting officer in the 1985 rape case and the Manitowoc County Sheriff when Avery was arrested for murder and put on trial. What information does he reveal for the first time? And, Avery’s defense attorney, Dean Strang, speaks out about his former client. What does he think about Avery’s conviction and the potential for a new trial? Plus, former Green Bay, Wisconsin news reporter Diana Alvear weighs in, and Avery’s former fiancée Sandra Greenman reflects upon the last time she says she saw Avery.
01-19-2016, 09:37 AM #22
‘Making a Murderer’ Atty Dean Strang dispelling rumors about the infamous case: “This stuff drives me nuts!”
JANUARY 18, 2016, BY JEFFCARLINWGNAM
Dean Strang represented Steven Avery at trial and joins Roe Conn, Anna Davalantes, and Atty Mike Monico to address some issues that have come up since “Making a Murderer”
Approx 20 min. audio at link^^^
01-19-2016, 06:54 PM #23
‘Making A Murderer’: Avery Absolutely Guilty But Dassey Innocent
In reality, you also would likely need a couple more corrupt police officers to help cover it all of this up as well. Nonsense. I am convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that Steven Avery killed Teresa and that he received a flawed but overall fair trial.
It really comes down to the science. We now know how easy it can be to convince a suggestible, simple young man to offer a false confession but it would have been strikingly difficult to plant the evidence against Avery as they allege here and basically impossible to plant all of it.
01-20-2016, 02:08 AM #24
Legal experts blast Avery prosecutor's conduct
"A defendant has a right to a fair trial, which means a trial in which guilt or innocence is determined only by evidence received in court and evidence only evaluated by a jury," said Ben Kempinen, University of Wisconsin Law School clinical professor of law and director of the Prosecution Project.
"To me, those press conferences would suggest a colorable violation of the (bar association) trial publicity rule. The risks of prejudice are magnified in smaller communities because of the pervasive nature of the publicity and the likelihood that virtually the entire community will have strong feelings about the case. The Avery case appeared to have captured the attention of the Fox Valley market ... and you cannot un-ring that bell."
"It's unethical behavior with no legitimate purpose," Smith told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. "Prosecutors should err on the side of not inflaming the public. To prosecute a case in the media damages the legal system because you're prejudicing the jury process."
"There is absolutely no purpose for any of this stuff that Ken Kratz did," said Ritnour, who served two terms in two largely rural counties similar to Manitowoc and Calumet counties, from 2003 through 2010. "He likes and wants his name out there. He is definitely trying to get to the people who will then be in the jury pool. Even if Kratz loses (at trial), he still kind of wins anyway because he convicted Avery and Dassey in the court of public opinion."
"Ken Kratz gives this false story," Turvey said. "It's pure fantasy. The entire theory comes from the fantasies of these police investigators (interviewing Dassey). The problem here is that (Kratz) gave false information, this whole sexual fantasy, talking about Teresa Halbach talking and begging and yelling when none of this had any forensic science to back it up.
Kratz was not the only powerful law enforcement official giving numerous interviews with the press that were designed to incriminate Dassey and Avery. Now-retired Manitowoc County Sheriff Ken Petersen told a television station before Avery's trial that Avery "would kill again" if he was ever released from custody. Petersen also testified at a pretrial hearing that he did not believe that Gregory Allen was the real rapist of the 1985 crime that Avery was wrongly convicted.
01-20-2016, 03:56 AM #25
Andrew Colborn rips report on Steven Avery
Alison Dirr, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin 8:02 p.m. CST January 19, 2016
"Making a Murderer" questions the tactics of members of the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office, and now a lieutenant is firing back — at one of our reporters.
Colborn's email reads:
I would like to personally admonish you for continuing to publish inaccurate information and for fueling the threats we continue to receive. Why don’t you take the time to thoroughly investigate ALL the readily available information before you publish your articles? I hope you are proud of the fact that you felt it was necessary to publish private information about Mr. Lenk’s residence, as he is now a citizen in poor health trying to live a quiet life away from this media circus. You should be ashamed of yourself. You know all these allegations against Mr. Lenk, myself and our agency are totally false, yet you continue to support these lies and exacerbate the problems they cause. Try and imagine if something serious happens to one of us or to a member of our families because of all the completely distorted and slanted information that is being published by subjects like yourself. Your lack of responsibility and your bias is appalling. I know the truth doesn’t sell newspapers as much as lies and controversy, but for once try thinking about the consequences of the slander and defamation that you are authoring and participating in. A word of caution, be careful what you wish for. If Steven Avery is ever freed, he may just become your neighbor, and he may want to bring his nephew with him.
Joel Christopher, vice president of news for USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, edited Ferak's story and stood by the organization's reporting.
Colborn's email was a response to this article by reporter John Ferak
Lenk, Colborn, O'Kelly: Where are they now?
John Ferak, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin 1:32 p.m. CST January 16, 2016
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01-20-2016, 04:20 AM #26
‘Making a Murderer’ Prosecutor Ken Kratz: ‘I Was a D--k!’
“I was a d--k,” Kratz told Friedman. “Some of that was bravado that was necessary for the presentation of the case, but some of that was me. I think it’s important that people understand that I’m not that person anymore.”
“I wouldn’t actually, and this is really, again, a fantastic question,” Kratz told Friedman when she asked what he’d write. “But the respect I have for all women doesn’t allow me to go down that road at all. I don’t do that anymore … I don’t sext anybody, much less victims of domestic violence.”
01-21-2016, 10:41 AM #27
A Cold Case Expert Thinks 'Making A Murderer' May Be Tied To One Of The Most Prolific Serial Killers Ever
Ryan Harkness January 20, 2016
One of the most frustrating questions regarding the death of Teresa Halbach in Netflix’s crime documentary Making A Murderer is “If Steven Avery didn’t kill her, who did?” We’ve heard a couple of theories offered up by internet sleuths and Steven Avery himself, but there’s been nothing very conclusive – partially because the police did such a terrible job of following leads once they’d decided Avery was the killer. But former police sergeant and FBI cold case task force worker John Cameron thinks he knows who did it.
According to Cameron, Edward Wayne Edwards was a serial killer that liked to set other people up for the crimes he committed and was obsessed with the media attention surrounding murder. Sometimes he would pick victims based on reports he read in newspapers. Other times his target would be the person being set up for murder, with the victim being almost inconsequential.
01-21-2016, 10:55 AM #28
Seven details left out of 'Making a Murderer'
Alison Dirr, Post-Crescent January 20, 2016
Theresa Halbach's car was found on the Avery property. Photographic evidence entered by prosecutors in the Stephen Avery case. (Photo: Calumet County District Attorney's Office)
The Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer has audiences calling for convicted killer Steven Avery's release. But some involved with the case say the filmmakers conveniently left out key pieces of evidence.
The 10-part series seeks to raise questions about the guilty verdicts against Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, who were found guilty in the Halloween 2005 slaying of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach.
Two years before the homicide, Avery had been exonerated in a rape case for which he served 18 years in prison.
1. Additional DNA evidence linking Avery to Halbach's car
During the trial, Avery's lawyers suggested that police planted evidence including Avery's blood in Halbach's SUV.
2. The cat fire
Filmmakers downplayed Avery's animal cruelty charge, according to Kratz.
3. Full details of Halbach's remains in the fire pit
Halbach’s tooth, identified with dental records, and a rivet from the jeans she was wearing the day she went missing were found in the fire pit near Avery’s home, Kratz said.
4. Phone records
According to Kratz, Avery targeted Halbach, who worked as a freelance photographer for Auto Trader Magazineand had photographed cars on Avery's property prior to her death.
5. Halbach’s belongings
Halbach’s phone, camera and handheld device were found 20 feet from Avery’s door, and were burned in his barrel, Kratz said.
Kratz said a bullet from Avery's gun had Halbach's DNA on it.
7. Steven Avery planned to torture women, according to the additional charges filed by the DA in 2006
While he was serving a prison sentence for a rape he was later acquitted of, Steven Avery planned the torture and killing of a young woman, according to documents released in the 2006 Halbach case.
01-23-2016, 04:30 AM #29
Brendan Dassey transferred from Allouez prison
ALLOUEZ, Wis. - One of the men convicted in the brutal slaying that spawned the Making a Murderer documentary has been transferred out of a Green Bay, Wis.,-area prison.
Brendan Dassey, serving a life sentence for his role in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, was transferred Wednesday to the Columbia Correctional Institution, a 500-inmate facility in Portage, according to the state corrections website.
Also see: Odd claim that transfer was due to docuseries
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