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‘Making a Murderer’ Juror: He Was Framed

Filmmakers behind the 10-episode Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer said Tuesday that a juror who served in the subject’s 2007 murder trial believes he was framed by law enforcement. Steven Avery, who is serving a life sentence following a murder conviction in Wisconsin, has now received about 240,000 signatures in online petitions calling for his pardon. Filmmaker Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said the juror believes Avery was innocent: “They believe Steven was framed by law enforcement and that he deserves a new trial, and if he receives a new trial, in their opinion it should take place far away from Wisconsin.” The juror, who was not identified, also told them that the verdicts on each count were “a compromise.” The case’s prosecutor, Ken Kratz, also spoke out, telling The New York Times that viewers who believe that Avery is innocent did not see all of the evidence that led a jury to convict him. Kratz alleged the filmmakers intentionally withheld facts that led those who binge-watched the show to believe he was innocent.