Chrissa Hardy
July 29, 2016 9:04 am

Few shows on Netflix can rival the dark intensity of the Netflix docuseries Making A Murderer. Following Steven Avery’s wrongful rape conviction in 1986 (of which he was later found innocent — he was eventually released from prison), to being found guilty of the brutal murder of Teresa Halbach in 2007, this story is a heavy and heartbreaking path through Avery’s adult life.

Avery’s defense attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting gave viewers a spark of hope though. They were passionate, articulate, warm, and they seemed to work tirelessly to prove his innocence. Strang even exuded a Coach Taylor-esque Dad vibe that made you feel like he’d seek justice for those who deserved it, or he’d die trying. So it’s surprising that Avery recently sent a furious letter, which was obtained by InTouch magazine, stating all the ways in which they failed him, and why they should lose their licenses.


In the letter, Avery alleges, “Dean and Jerry didn’t do no [sic] investigation on this case. If they did, I would not be in prison.”

Avery adds, “Lawyers would loose [sic] there [sic] license when they don’t investigate they [sic] case to proof [sic] there [sic] clients and they [sic] violating the ethics, the state would take there [sic] license for good.”

And according to InTouch, Avery also alludes to the popular fan theory that there were actually six burn barrels on or near his family’s property, not five. Since reports only stated five barrels, this could’ve been further evidence of questionable police work – which Strang and Buting seemed to rely heavily on.


This is just page three of Avery’s letter, and the full letter can be found in InTouch’s latest issue, along with other evidence he provides that he hopes will prove his innocence.


Since news of Avery’s letter broke, Buting took to Twitter to respond to Avery’s allegations against him.

With the recent news that we’ll get to see the next chapter of Avery’s life in Season 2 of Making a Murderer, and with the new appeal on his case, led by his new attorney Kathleen Zellner, it’s clear that this story is still very much unfolding.

And I think I can speak on behalf of Netlix-ers everywhere: PLEASE KEEP TELLING THIS STORY.