The new Netflix documentary Making A Murderer has been getting rave reviews since it went live on the streaming site earlier this month.

The synopsis is, “Steven Avery served 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s on the line again, and some want to see him put away for good.”

Watch the gripping trailer here…

The 10 part series has been trending across Twitter and lighting up Facebook, with celebrities like James Franco taking to Facebook in a series of shocked and horrified reactions with the caption:

“My reactions when I watched all 10 episodes of “Making a Murderer.”

“Check out the amazing Netflix series and say, “WTF?!?” 5000 times as you watch Steven Avery and his family struggle through a whirlwind of legal insanity.”
James Franco

The series examines claims of a conspiracy against Avery, who spent 18 years in prison after being wrongly convicted for sexual assault, before being exonerated and released in 2003.

But two years later, as he was pursuing a $36 million lawsuit against police, he was charged with the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, who disappeared after being scheduled to visit his home.

Meanwhile, The Independent reports that one of the prosecutors who worked on Steven Avery’s murder conviction has claimed the Netflix documentary raising doubt over his guilt left out “the bulk of forensic evidence.”

Making a Murderer

Ken Kratz, the former District Attorney of Calumet County, was contacted by the producers of Making a Murderer but declined to be interviewed.

Mr Kratz, who resigned as District Attorney in 2010 after sexting a domestic abuse victim in a scandal that saw his legal licence suspended for four months, accused film-makers for not wanting to “muddy up a perfectly good conspiracy movie with what actually happened”.

He told People magazine Ms Halbach visited Avery’s property several times for her work with AutoTrader magazine and was “creeped out” by his behaviour.

Phone records showed he called her twice ahead of her scheduled visit on 31 October 2005, the day she disappeared, using a feature to disguise his number – and then again hours later.

Making a Murderer

Mr Katz told People the victim’s bones, teeth, camera and phone were found in a fire pit behind Avery’s house and a bullet fired by his rifle was found with traces of her DNA.

Defence lawyers suggested police may have planted the bullet and claimed the bones had been moved from another location.

But Avery has maintained his innocence after being jailed for life without parole, and has the last word in Making a Murderer, saying: “When you know you’re innocent, you will keep on going. The truth always comes out sooner or later.”

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