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Why 'Making A Murderer' Part 2 Is Only Half Of Steven Avery's Story

Kathleen Zellner is not a woman who gives up. That much is made clear in Making A Murderer Part 2. Over the course of 10 episodes, she douses a dummy's head in fake blood, consults with a controversial brain fingerprinting expert, and bears the heat…
By Jordan Lauf

Steven Avery's Defense Lawyer Is Making Waves On Twitter — For Good Reason

Steven Avery's new defense lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, is pulling no punches when it comes to her attempts to secure her client's release from prison. Making a Murderer Part 2 demonstrates that she is doggedly determined to finding out who killed…
By Jordan Lauf

Here's What Kathleen Zellner Has Been Doing Since 'Making A Murderer' Part 2

Since being convicted for Teresa Halbach's murder in 2007, Steven Avery has spent the last 11 years upholding his innocence and trying to appeal the charge. Making A Murderer Part 2 chronicles those attempts, and introduces a new key player:…
By Jack O'Keeffe

Why Bobby Dassey's Testimony Is Important To Steven Avery's Appeals Case

Spoilers ahead for Making A Murderer Part 2. The final episode of Making A Murderer Part 2 ends with a bombshell. After spending months building Steven Avery's appeals case, his new defense lawyer, Kathleen Zellner files a motion alleging Bobby…
By Jack O'Keeffe

Why 'Making A Murderer' Part 2 Will Make You Feel Morally Conflicted

Making A Murderer Part 1 may have transformed once-private citizens into bonafide celebrities, but Making A Murderer Part 2 shows the price of that sudden fame. The first few episodes chronicle the demise of Steven Avery's relationship with Sandra…
By Jordan Lauf

'Making A Murderer' Shows What Happens When A Documentary Becomes Part Of Its Own Story

Spoilers ahead for Making A Murderer Part 2. While there have been several developments in Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey's respective quests for exoneration over the last three years, the biggest change in Making A Murderer Part 2 stems not from…
By Jack O'Keeffe

Why 'Making A Murderer' Part 2 Is Even More Heartbreaking Than Part 1

Spoilers ahead for Making A Murderer Part 2. Making A Murderer is captivating, to be sure, but beneath all that true crime intrigue is an incredibly bleak, unsettling story. The first half of the docuseries traced the events surrounding the brutal…
By Jack O'Keeffe

Scott Tadych Has Been Silent On 'Making A Murderer' Despite A New Claim Against Him

When Making A Murderer returns Oct. 19, Teresa Halbach's 2005 murder will once again be thrust into the national spotlight. Arriving nearly three years after the show first premiered, Part 2 will bring audiences up to date on what's happened in the…
By Jack O'Keeffe

Why Brady Violations Are Critical To Understanding Steven Avery’s Appeals Case

One of the legal terms brought up time and time again in Making a Murderer Part 2 is a Brady violation. According to Kathleen Zellner, Steven Avery's post-conviction lawyer, the presence of Brady violations could prove her claim that Avery's initial…
By Taylor Maple

Steven Avery’s Dad Makes A Rare Emotional Statement In 'Making A Murderer' Part 2

Spoilers ahead for Making A Murderer Part 2. Steven Avery's parents, Allan and Dolores, have been present throughout Making A Murderer's now-20 episodes, but especially so in the show's newly released Part 2. Allan in particular has kept more toward…
By Taylor Maple

Ryan Hillegas Remains Private Since The Death Of Teresa Halbach

When he heard word that his ex-girlfriend Teresa Halbach was missing in 2005, Ryan Hillegas was one of the first people combing the wooded areas of Manitowoc County in search of her. As seen in Netflix's Making a Murderer Part 1, Hillegas teamed up…
By Taylor Maple

Bobby Dassey Isn't In 'Making A Murderer' Part 2, Despite Being Mentioned In The Appeal

The first season of Making A Murder helped kickstart a cultural renaissance of true crime docuseries and podcasts that have taken the entertainment world by storm, and the second part will catch viewers up on what has happened in the three years…
By Jack O'Keeffe

The Movies & TV Shows You Need To Watch This Weekend Will Satisfy Your True Crime Needs

Friday is finally here, and what better way to celebrate the end of a long week than by staying in and marathoning all of the movies & TV you need to watch this weekend? That's especially relevant if you're a true crime obsessive, as the…
By Julia Emmanuele

Why 'Making A Murderer' Season 2 Will Make Armchair Detectives Happy

This might be hard for some Making A Murderer fans to hear, but filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos were never looking to solve the murder of Teresa Halbach. "We didn’t believe or intend that [Making A Murderer] would put viewers in a place…
By Shannon Carlin

Why 'Making A Murderer' Lawyer Jerry Buting Still Has Hope For Steven Avery

Since the release of Netflix's acclaimed docuseries Making A Murderer, Jerry Buting's life has changed significantly. He and Steven Avery's other defense lawyer, Dean Strang, have become internet memes and legal heartthrobs. Buting leveraged his…
By Jordan Lauf

The Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department Was Never A Fan Of ‘Making A Murderer’

Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department was all anyone was talking about after the first season of Netflix's Making a Murderer dropped in late 2015. The small town in Wisconsin became the center of attention after the docuseries premiered, shedding…
By Taylor Maple

This 'Making A Murderer' Theory Could Majorly Help Steven Avery, If Proven True

Making A Murderer Part 1 set out to accomplish a nearly impossible feat — to condense years of research and legal efforts into a ten-hour series for entertaining consumption. Because of the time constraints, some details weren't fully explored in…
By Jack O'Keeffe

'Making A Murderer' Lawyer Jerry Buting Has Taken On *Another* Murder Case

It's been a busy decade for Steven Avery's former lawyer Jerry Buting. Alongside his co-counsel, Dean Strang, he defended Avery in his now-infamous 2007 trial but ultimately lost: Avery was convicted for the murder of Teresa Halbach and sentenced to…
By Martha Sorren

Everything Dean Strang's Been Up To Since 'Making A Murderer' Part 1

Dean Strang has been in and out of the public eye for over a decade now. He shot to the forefront of local Wisconsin news during Steven Avery's 2007 trial, then was bumped to the national stage when Making A Murderer hit Netflix in 2015. But where…
By Martha Sorren

Steven Avery’s Ex-Fiancée Had Conflicting Feelings About Him, According To ‘Dr. Phil’

Throughout Making a Murderer's first season, all of Steven Avery's personal relationships were dissected. From the troubling letters he allegedly sent his former wife to the good times he shared with the people around him when times were simpler —…
By Taylor Maple