We reported a few days ago that a possible second season is in the works for the Netflix original documentary Making A Murder, the latest true crime obsession about the conviction of Stephen Avery. Now, news has come that two networks will be airing specials about the documentary about the possible innocents of Avery this weekend.
Today (Friday) Dateline will air its special at 10 m (est). The special will feature interviews with Ken Kratz, the prosecutor who handled Avery’s case. An interview with Avery’s former lawyer Jerry Buting and an interview with Penny Beernsten – the victim of the sexual assault that Avery spent 18 years behind bars for.
On Saturday at 9 pm (est) Investigation Discovery will air a special titled Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty? .
For those of you not familiar with the case let me explain. Netflix is airing a documentary series about the case of Stephen Avery. Avery was convicted of sexually assaulting Penny Beersten in 1985. He spent 18 years behind bars before being exonerated for the crime thanks to DNA testing. The case had been mishandled by officials and police in Wisconsin. In 2005 he brought a civil lawsuit against the Sheriff’s department and district attorney of Manitowoc County. In 2007 Avery was arrested for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. In 2007 he was convicted and sentenced to life, but many believe he was set up for the crime and is once again serving time for a crime he did not commit.