(03-11-2016, 03:06 PM)Thy Unveiling Wrote: I've never heard of this show until now, and the most I know of it was in the link you shared. Could you please elaborate and expand upon this as a fan who's familiar with the series?
Watching the show would help, but basically Steven Avery was convicted once of a crime that he didn't commit, and spent almost 2 decades in prison due to basically shoddy police work/discrimination. When he was released he soon sued the sheriff's office of his county. Before the court date, a woman went missing and he was accused of her murder even before any evidence that she was dead. The evidence amounted to burned bone fragments, a key found in his house after it has been thoroughly searched multiple times, and the coerced confession of a juvenile nephew who had a lower than normal intelligence and his story didn't even match the evidence found. Despite this, both he and Avery were sentenced to life in prison.
But what struck me is the attitude and interviews with the family members of the missing woman. They didn't seem genuinely upset. When they showed a video of the woman at sentencing, there was a video of her smiling and saying that she "loves everyone, and doesn't hate anyone", etc. Who has a video like that? It was over-the-top. Stuck out like the other hoax shootings where all of the "victims" are spoken of as saints with no hate for anyone or bad qualities. And if you were the state/sheriff's office trying to avoid a 30 million dollar lawsuit, it would be easier to fake a murder and frame someone and pay the victim 1 million to disappear than to actually murder a person.
Just my thoughts. The family and prosecutors struck me as disingenuous.