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  1. I know this probably already has a thread on it, but I'm not a necromancer, so I'm not digging it up Just watched Netflix's "Making A Murderer" which came out some time ago, 2015 I think? If you haven't watched it, it's "must see TV". Actually, I haven't quite finished it, but my curiosity led to reading numerous stories about the case. I vaguely recalled Steven Avery, the guy who was falsely imprisoned for 18 years, and then murdered a woman a couple of years after his release. I didn't know much about it until now. I know the show had an agenda(they all do). For those not familiar with the case, Avery was a troubled, borderline mentally disabled kid with an IQ of 70 that had been in trouble with the law numerous times, including setting a cat on fire. I have no real sympathy for someone who could do that, but after seeing him, you do realize that most of his actions are the result of pure stupidity than malice. He's a barely functioning person(and I might add that seems to be rampant in this region). He and his cousin, who was married to a deputy seemed to have a falling out of sorts, which to this day seems utterly unclear. A woman is later raped and beaten, and Avery is accused, tried and sentenced, despite there being another person who the police knew was a more likely culprit. In fact, when Avery's case is overturned, evidence strongly suggests that the police purposefully looked the other way and instead focused on Avery, perhaps in a vendetta type of way. DNA later proves the other person was the assailant, and Avery is released, after 18 years of imprisonment. Avery then begins a 36 million dollar lawsuit against the county police department. Shortly after, a young woman goes missing, and some days later her car is later found on Avery's property, and Avery is arrested. Later, bones are found in a fire pit on the same property, and he is charged with her murder. A very high profile, public trial takes place. Avery, as well as his mentally disabled nephew are charged and convicted of murder, despite a trial that seemed to go horribly for the prosecution, including a near mistrial. The nephew's conviction is later overturned in 2016, but the state continues to fight that with appeals of appeals. Some of the footage is disturbingly damning of the investigators - especially the "interrogation" of Brendan Dassey, the nephew, where the cops are clearly taking advantage of a borderline mentally retarded individual. The courts eventually, years later, overturn his conviction(though as mentioned, he remains incarcerated). Equally upsetting is when the Sheriff suggests that if they really wanted to get rid of Avery, they'd just have killed him. Much doesn't add up, at all. I have a lot of questions of my own. 1. Kratz(DA) says that the woman was bound, stabbed, and strangled in Avery's bedroom. Zero DNA, blood, or evidence supports the theory other than Brendan Dassey's coerced confession. 2. The car was found partially covered up, license plates removed, battery removed(!?). Yet Avery had access to, and knew how to use a car crusher. Also, the police deputy calling the plates and car in 3 days after the disappearance, and 2 days before the car is found on Avery's property is HIGHLY suspect. (and that is a RECORDED conversation - as are many in this documentary). Also, in the background of the recorded conversation, another deputy is heard calling out "the car is here!". Then days later, a search party made up of friends and family of the victim finds the car, only moments after entering a 40 acre scrapyard, partially covered? What the what?? 3. The remains. They were moved, and, only a few teeth were found. Other bones found in a nearby quarry and barrel. Now maybe he scooped up the remains and dumped them in a quarry, leaving some behind, but then why...(see #4). 4. Victim's blood in the back of the car. If Avery killed her in his house, and burned her outside his bedroom window, why would her blood be in the car? Did he take her somewhere, burn her, and bring the remains back? That's seems pretty far-fetched and makes no sense, even for a guy with a 70 IQ. 5. Avery's blood drop in her car - and no fingerprints of Avery on/in the car. Did he wear gloves? He did have what appeared to be a (healed) cut on his finger, but how did the blood get there and no fingerprints...if he was wearing gloves how did blood from his finger get in the car? 6. Relating to above, the unsealed case file from 1985 with a vial of blood in it, with a mysterious puncture in the rubber stopper where a syringe was used to extract blood. Why was the case file opened/unsealed, and who and why did anyone extract blood(using a method that the labs say they would never use)? Others say that IS a legitimate process. 7. The key found in Avery's bedroom. Found on the 7th search of Avery's home, laying in plain sight. It had Avery's, and ONLY Avery's DNA on it. Not the victim's. And, it was a SPARE key, not the keys she would have had on her. They key seems likely planted by LEO's, IMO. 8. The bullet. Found on one of the later searches, in the garage, where Kratz claimed she was shot because the stabbings and strangling didn't work. Yet, in a very cluttered, still dusty garage, there was no traces of blood, or DNA, ANYWHERE. Anywhere. Then, the woman from the lab doing the DNA testing's odd testimony and apparently being told by one of the investigators("put her in the garage"), and then breaking protocols. Left out from the show is the testimony by the nephew that he helped Avery clean up a red stain on the floor of the garage with bleach and paint thinner. 9. The recorded conversations from Avery's fiance who was at the time in jail during the time all of this was supposedly happening. Didn't sound like Avery was in a rush, or under any kind of duress, or had anything on his mind at all. 10. The repeated appearance of the Manitowoc Cty police in searches and other activities when they were explicity forbidden to be involved in the investigation due to the lawsuit. These were the cops who in the initial case who looked the other way in regards to Gregory Allen. This is disputed by some. 11. Motive. There was none...and none given. 12. The harrassment of Avery's family and fiance(to the point of driving her out of town and away from Avery) is strange, it seemed the DA was hell-bent on getting Avery's family to turn on him. Whether or not that's a legitimate tactic or not(I supposed I could see their goal), it was unsettling to see. The entire scenario is one of the most bizarre and disturbing, yet fascinating stories I've seen. Now maybe Avery DID commit this murder. Maybe...but you can't look at the evidence, and tell me that the police didn't tamper/plant/manufacture it to support the case. Or, maybe, his first (wrong)conviction was the result of a vendetta by his cousin's husband, and maybe the second was the county trying to get out of a 36 million dollar lawsuit and save face(my their egos were on full display, btw) and saw a very opportune moment when discovering the body of a murdered woman in her car. The ex-boyfriend, his lies, and the alleged abusive relationship coupled with deleted voicemails after she went missing are a lead that seemed strangely unfollowed.