Try watching this new deposition video and not getting suspicious…
If you’re a Making A Murderer (MAM) fan, it’s probably best you read this news while seated.
There have been some seriously big developments in the case of Steven Avery of late. The biggest being that it looks like we may after all get a second series of MAM. The documentary series’ directors, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos revealed they’re already taking serious steps toward collecting footage for a second series at a recent panel discussion at New York’s IFC Center.
“From our perspective this story is obviously not over,” Ricciardi told MAM fans.
“It’s real life and [Avery’s and Brendan Dassey’s] cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan’s case. We do know that two potential outcomes are that the judge could order Brendan’s release or he could order a new trial. So we are on the edge of seats about that. To the extent that there are significant developments, we would like to continue documenting this.”
But that’s not all.
A series of videos of depositions given by those involved in Avery’s 1985 rape conviction have recently emerged online after being obtained by USA Today, and they give away some serious bombshells.
The deposition videos seem to confirm the fan theory that Avery was framed by Manitowoc county and its head sheriff at the time, Ken Petersen, whose involvement before and during Avery’s second trial in 2005 was questionable at best.
It’s disturbing to think the same officer who wrongfully arrested Avery in 1985 for alleged rape, which resulted in 18 years of wrongful imprisonment, would turn out to be the sheriff in charge during Avery’s trial for the alleged murder of Theresa Halbach.
Many viewers have argued that Petersen should have opened an investigation into Avery’s wrongful conviction in 1985 once Avery was exonerated, but didn’t, making his involvement in the Haibach case rather suspicious.
Petersen also ignored a call from a detective in 1995 saying, “Hey, I’ve got this guy here who might have committed this crime and gotten away with it,” which resulted in Avery spending another eight years in prison before improved DNA testing proved his innocence in 2003.The fact Petersen shows no remorse whatsoever about his county sheriff department’s major mistake makes this case even more dubious.
The sheriff recently said, “I was just doing my job … Police were fair. I have no reason to doubt the integrity of Detective Lenk or Colborn. I found them over the years to be very capable and very forthright detectives. I wouldn’t question their honesty at any time.”
But fans aren’t buying it. With new evidence and a possible ‘airtight alibi’ for Avery coming to light recently, everything seems to point to a retrial, and consequently, a second, even more nail-biting series of MAM.
Video via USA Today, image via Netflix.
Comment: What are your thoughts on the deposition video of Avery’s trial?