As convicted murderer Steven Avery’s post-conviction lawyer continues her push to win him a new trial in the killing of Teresa Halbach, his early statements to police may reveal that he could not keep his story straight about what happened on his property on Halloween 2005.
Avery is one of two main subjects of the Netflix series Making a Murderer, the documentary that has spawned millions of armchair detectives and just a many on-the-fly legal experts. He claims he and nephew Brendan Dassey were convicted of first-degree murder as part of a setup by sheriff’s deputies, prosecutors, Wisconsin Crime Lab investigators, and a host of others he says planted and manufactured evidence.
Avery still maintains he was framed, and that he could not have killed the 25-year-old photographer as the state claims because she left his property after spending only a few minutes taking pictures.
Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty wants parents to lock down your kids’ phones.
The sheriff arrested a Webster man Thursday for allegedly using an app to lure a minor. But is locking down your teen’s phone really practical?
Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty: “It’s just a different world that we live in now. Years ago communication was person-to-person and it was dangerous enough. They’re (kids) not at a mature level to even know sometimes what they’re doing. And it’s very important that parents be parents and monitors them very closely.”
Working at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Pam Weaver knows all about the dangers of online predators.
Pam Weaver, NCMEC: “They need to decide at what age is my child ready for a mobile device. And they should really check every app that their child is downloading before they download it to see, are there safety
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida sheriff’s office says it’s getting some promising leads after having devoted its Twitter feed to a true crime story written as if it were narrated by an 8-year-old girl who disappeared 33 years ago.
Palm Beach County sheriff’s spokeswoman Therese Barbera said Tuesday that the Memorial Day weekend, campaign centering on the May 27, 1984, disappearance of Christy Luna, produced numerous leads that detectives are reviewing.
FOX VALLEY, Wis. (WBAY) – The man who successfully prosecuted both Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey has penned a book to include what he says “Making a Murderer” left out.
In 2007, Avery and Dassey were both convicted for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County. The cases gained international attention when Netflix released the series “Making a Murderer” in December of 2015.
In “AVERY The Case Against Steven Avery and What ‘Making a Murderer’ Gets Wrong” former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz is setting the record straight. Kratz says writing the book, nearly ten years after securing the guilty verdicts against Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, was emotionally exhausting, but needed to be done.
According to Kratz, “Nobody else was standing up for the verdict. Nobody else was standing up for Teresa, for the victim in the case. And I felt a responsibility to not only support Teresa, but