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25th Jan 2016

A letter Ken Kratz sent Steven Avery will make you dislike him even more

We can't believe it...


Ken Kratz really doesn’t sound like the type of you guy you’d like to have a pint with.

The former District Attorney of Calumet County and prosecutor in the case which saw Steven Avery convicted of murder really didn’t come out smelling of roses for everyone who’s been glued to Making a Murderer of late.

But it gets worse. Steven Avery’s new attorney Kathleen Zellner tweeted a letter that Kratz had written to her client last September, before Making a Murderer was made available on Netflix.

In it, Kratz makes reference to an “opportunity” he had provided Avery to confess to the murder of Teresa Halbach so that Kratz could write a book about it. As it turns out, he’s going to be writing one of his own anyway.

Not only that, Kratz appears to criticise Avery for inquiring about evidence – fingerprints found on Teresa Halbach’s car – that could be used to clear his name.

Obviously Kratz would have had no idea how big of a deal Making a Murderer would become worldwide before he wrote the letter, but it doesn’t reflect well on a man who wasn’t exactly flavour of the month in the first place.