The first 10 episodes, released in December 2015, were a phenomenon — inspiring fervent debate about the innocence or guilt of Avery and Dassey in the 2005 slaying of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach, who was last seen alive at Avery’s auto yard in Wisconsin.
The series, which was dismissed by prosecutors and Halbach’s family as exploitative and one-sided, put a spotlight on longstanding accusations of planted evidence, a coerced confession and a coverup.
For many it inspired nagging questions: Had Avery, already exonerated once for a violent crime he didn’t commit, been wrongfully convicted again? Was Dassey, then a 16-year-old, manipulated by the justice system into falsely admitting guilt?
On Oct. 19, Making a Murderer will return for part 2, with 10 more episodes that closely track both the fallout from part 1…
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