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04th Jan 2016

SPOILERS: There has been a significant real-life development in the story of Making A Murderer


Before Netflix’s documentary series Making A Murderer hit our screens, it’s highly unlikely that many of us knew much about Steven Avery or Brendan Dassey.

But it now seems the whole world is awake to the plight of the two men who were locked up after a trial that hinged on evidence that many have brought into question.

Avery will spend the rest of his life in prison without the option of parole. Dassey, who was 16 at the time of the crime, will be in jail until he is 59.

More than 150,000 people have now signed the petition demanding that President Obama steps in to pardon Avery and secure his release (as well as Dassey’s), and 18,000 people have signed a White House petition asking for the same.

The petition, which can be found here, reads

‘There is a documentary series on Netflix called “Making a Murderer”. After viewing it, I am outraged with the injustices which have been allowed to compound and left unchecked in the case of Steven Avery of Manitowoc County in Wisconsin, U.S.A.

‘Avery’s unconstitutional mistreatment at the hands of corrupt local law enforcement is completely unacceptable and is an abomination of due process.

‘Steven Avery should be exonerated at once by presidential pardon, and the Manitowoc County officials complicit in his two false imprisonments should be held accountable to the highest extent of the U.S. criminal and civil justice systems.’