TV’s Steven battling on

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Jim’s story could have come straight from the TV Net­flix se­ries, Mak­ing a Mur­derer.

The pro­gramme fol­lows the tri­als of Steven Avery, who served 18 years in prison for a wrong­ful con­vic­tion for sex­ual as­sault.

Af­ter his re­lease in 2003, Avery filed a civil law­suit for $36mil­lion in dam­ages against Man­i­towoc County, its sher­iff, and its dis­trict at­tor­ney. But while wait­ing for the case to be heard, Avery was ar­rested for the bru­tal mur­der of pho­tog­ra­pher Teresa Hal­bach.

He was con­victed in 2007 and sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment with­out pa­role.

Mak­ing a Mur­derer posed a num­ber of ques­tions about Avery’s con­vic­tion and those in­volved. Un­like Jim’s case, how­ever, these crimes cer­tainly took place.

Mur­derer? Steven Avery is cur­rently serv­ing life with­out pa­role for the bru­tal killing of Teresa Hal­bach

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