“Making A Murderer” intrigued the masses as many contemplate if convicted murderer Steven Avery is truly guilty. While there’s been arguments whether the Netflix docu-series was balanced, his mother, Dolores, feels "terrible" after seeing it, Radar Online wrote in an exclusive report Tuesday.
For those who may not know: Avery, now 53, was accused of raping Penny Beernsten in 1985. After serving 18 years in prison for a sexual assault conviction, he was released after DNA evidence exonerated him. Two years later, Avery was accused of the 2005 rape and murder of Teresa Halbach. The Manitowoc, Wisconsin resident is now serving life behind bars without the chance of parole. Though a jury of his peers found him guilty after a controversial trial, he, his mother, and many others, believe he is innocent.
“I feel terrible,” Dolores Avery, 78, told Radar Online after she watched the series over the holiday weekend. “I feel terrible for Steven.”
It’s been nearly 10 years since Steven’s conviction and Dolores remains infuriated. “Making A Murderer” showed it might have been the Manitowoc police who set Steven up for Halbach’s murder. “The cops lied!” she added.
She’s not alone in this belief. A petition on Change.com has garnered nearly 300,000 signatures to get him pardoned. “I am outraged with the injustices which have been allowed to compound and left unchecked in the case of Steven Avery of Manitowoc County in Wisconsin,” petition creator Michael Seyedian wrote. “Avery's unconstitutional mistreatment at the hands of corrupt local law enforcement is completely unacceptable and is an abomination of due process.” Supporters are pleading with President Barack Obama to release Steven.
In the docu-series, Dolores remained hopeful that her son would be released once more. Now, her faith has wavered. When asked what Steven’s future looks like, a defeated Doleres said, “I don’t know.”
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