Making a Murderer: Book about Steven Avery's case to be published by Penguin Random House in Britain

The case has gained popularity due to the ten-part Netflix documentary

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Steven Avery’s conviction for the murder of Teresa Halbach has become one of the most hotly debated topics in recent times due to the Netflix series Making a Murderer

Windmill Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House is set to release a book based on the same case in the UK, titled The Innocent Killer, written by Michael Griesbach. 

Originally published in 2014 by the American Bar Association, much like the ten episode documentary, the book looks at Avery’s wrongful imprisonment in 1985, followed by his release 18 years later and his subsequent arrest in 2005.

Griesbach, a Wisconsin prosecutor, worked on Avery’s original case, helping to overturn the rape conviction with the DNA evidence that came to light all those years later. In the first episode of Making a Murderer, he makes a brief appearance to talk about the wrongful conviction.

The lawyer also reviewed all the evidence in the later case but recently stated he still thought Avery was guilty of the murder and disagreed with the filmmakers stance that evidence may have been planted.

The Innocent Killer doesn't aim to prove anyone’s innocence, instead it examines the case in an attempt to show how flawed the US justice system is.

Making A Murderer- Where are they now?

After Making a Murderer premiered a petition was started, asking for Avery and his cousin t be pardoned, with over 380,000 viewers signing it. 

There have also been numerous claims that the documentary wrongfully left out multiple bits of key evidence, all of which you can read about here. The filmmakers have also spoken about the possibility of a second series.