Was the lawsuit really a motive for allegedly framing Avery?

Discussion in 'Netflix Series: Making A Murderer' started by Limaes, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Limaes

    Limaes New Member

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    Do you really think he was going to get $36 Million?
    That is supposedly the whole motive to "frame" him and that is where there is a problem.
    #1 For the cops to want him in jail because of that, they would have to believe he would actually get that much. Plus him being in jail doesn't stop him suing anyway.
    #2 The insurance company would pay, not the cops. So where is the motive?
     
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  3. Sustained

    Sustained Justice for Travis

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    Being in jail doesn't stop him from suing, but he settled for $400K in order to pay for a decent defense team. I'd wager he would've gotten considerably more had the TH murder never happened.

    What insurance company ? Do you have a copy of the policy and the terms within ? I would think Manitowoc County would still have taken a huge hit, both financially and LE's reputation. Even former Sheriff Petersen had the gall to say that he thought Steven could be responsible for the Beersten attack. A civil trial would have exposed a severe level of incompetence in LE ...
     
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    Sinsaint New Member

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    Due to the nature of the claims against the county (intentional wrongdoing) the six insurance companies had decided they would not pay. They were only going to pay if it was accidental wrongdoing. His suit named the county as well as individuals. Even if he had only been awarded 18-24 million it would have been a heavy burden for all involved to bare.
     
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    Limaes New Member

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    No, no copy of the insurance details sorry. I have never believed that he was ever going to get that much. 12yrs (not 18) would mean that he feels that he deserved $3 million for every year he was in there.
     
  6. Limaes

    Limaes New Member

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    If they were that worried, he would have been bumped off. Not just locked up where he can still sue. Unless of course the cops have an amazing ability to predict the future and that he would settle for a dramatically lesser amount.
     
  7. ArianeEmory

    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    Yes, I've always found it somewhat disingenuous the way some people frame things as though SA was days away from receiving a fat check.

    Also, can anyone answer a basic question: why would committing a "new" crime automatically prevent him from receiving compensation for the prior false imprisonment?
     
  8. Sinsaint

    Sinsaint New Member

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    It didn't prevent him from following through on his suit. As of October 30th he was a sympathetic, wrongly accused man who lost 18 years of his life. By November 9th he was a wicked, evil, vile human being who murdered (presumably) a beautiful young woman. Any chance of a multi-million dollar judgement was gone. In light of his current situation at that time, no jury was going to find him sympathetic enough to award him what he was entitled to.

    He ended up settling the suit because he was desperate to get the money he needed to hire lawyers to defend him in his current criminal case. Sitting around waiting for a few years for a fair settlement offer or civil trial wasn't an option for him at that point.
     
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    I honestly wonder if SA thought that since he'd prevailed and was proven to be wrongfully convicted; that no court would dare convict him again? I feel sometimes like his interviews etc., are scripted to obtain sympathy; and that we only glimpse a tiny taste of the real person.
     
  10. Sinsaint

    Sinsaint New Member

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    We never needed a glimps or taste of him at all. He was wrongfully convicted when LE ignored what is now known to be the true assailant at the time. Ten years later, this information (that should have been provided to him) was basically swept under the rug as well. He was a victim of the system, no two ways about it.

    Many people are now thumbing their noses at him over this very conviction... "Look at his record." What record? He burned a cat. Not the best idea but I know a guy who burned a cow in his youth. It was extremely stupid on his part. He went to jail and, of all things, now owns a farm with a deer sanctuary. He accosted a woman? It was his cousin, the gun wasn't loaded and he was ticked off over rumors she was spreading. Did he handle it the way most people would expect him to? No. Does that mean he suddenly has a predisposition to be a murdering rapist? No.

    He's never struck me as the kind of guy I want to hang out with but I don't assume he could be a murderer just because I don't want him at my cook outs.
     
  11. ArianeEmory

    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    So in the "he was framed" theory, this is the specific outcome the framers were aiming for? That he would settle for a lesser sum?
     
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    cujenn81 Active Member

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    It's a possibility I've considered. But, if he specifically manipulated his words and reacted in such a way to gain sympathy, he did an outstanding job.

    I try to keep in mind that SA has an IQ of 70. BD's IQ has been discussed at great lengths, all over the Internet (probably because his lack of awareness was glaringly obvious), but a lot of people seem to forget that SA's IQ is just as poor, if not more so. (I believe BD's IQ was said to fall somewhere between 70-73.)

    An IQ of 70 is on the absolute lowest end of the "below average" spectrum and borders on mentally disabled. Individuals with an IQ of 70 have grave problems with logic, foresight, planning, strategic thinking, and understanding consequences.

    I just have a difficult time believing that someone with an IQ of 70 has the wherewithal to strategically manipulate his words in such a way.
     
  13. Tawny

    Tawny Bye

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    How would anybody know the specific outcome the framers were aiming for? What was their aim the first time they put him away for something they knew he didn't do?
     
  14. ArianeEmory

    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    Since people keep bringing up the money, I assume they think they have some idea of the framers' motives. Just trying to figure out the mechanics of how it was supposed to work.
     
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    Tssiemer Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't ST and the other BD have killed her and planted the evidence? I just have that feeling they are involved.


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  16. Tawny

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    I've felt this way a few times myself. I think they could have left the evidence where it was (the Rav4, the bones) and when LE got on SA's trail, they knew they'd get away with it. I think it's possible it's a combination of these two knowing LE would likely target SA, and then LE "bolstering" their case by planting the key, the blood, and the bullet fragment. JMO.
     
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    Cymbaline Legal Intuologist

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    Did either of them return from their hunting trips with anything? If they didn't I have so many more questions...
     
  18. Sinsaint

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    I'm just a couch potato websleuth and knew exactly how the chips would fall. Only someone dumber than me couldn't have guessed what his outcome would be if he were accused of murder.
     
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    Because his cousin was mad at him. Or, she said a bunch of stuff about him that Avery got mad mad about. He retaliated and then she couldn't remember what she said that made him so mad in the first place. So, convicting him of raping another person would surely be a lesson to never mess with his cousin that he would never forget, even if his cousin couldn't remember what she said that made him so angry in the first place.
     
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    Sinsaint New Member

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    There aren't many mechanics to figure out. Avery was a sympathetic victim of the system who was potentially entitled to millions. Once he was knocked off his high horse the public wasn't going to see him as entitled to anything. It's not Trig. It's not Calc. It's common sense. He was dethroned before his victory. Anyone who ignores that is wearing blinders.
     
  21. ArianeEmory

    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    Ok, but with less hyperbole, the idea is that the police killed TH to accomplish this coup?
     

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