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  1. #1
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    Jan 2016

    Why did Steven Avery take a $400,000 settlement on civil suit with Monitowic county?

    Is there some kind of law that doesn't allow a murder suspect to have a civil suit in action?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    He needed the money to pay for his defense in the murder case, is my understanding. It could have taken years to complete the investigation for the $36 mil to be awarded, whereas they were willing to settle for $400,000 immediately.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    SK, Canada
    My impression is that he took the settlement so he could pay for good/better lawyers for the murder charge. The lawsuit could have taken years.... he needed that money right away.

  4. #4
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    May 2013
    Yep, it was either settle or get the Brendan Dassey type lawyer. Public defender in a murder trial? You might as well plead guilty and hope for some leniency because you will never ever ever win.

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