Published: Tue, October 09, 2018

'Making a Murderer Part 2' takes on the whole legal system

'Making a Murderer Part 2' takes on the whole legal system

"I have one goal, and that's to overturn the conviction of Steven Avery", Zellner is heard saying in the trailer.

"This is critical, there's an abundance of new evidence", Zellner continues.

Watch the trailer above, and binge Making a Murderer Part 2 on Netflix on October 19.

Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos remain at the helm and have been granted exclusive access to Avery and Dassey, providing "an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved".

The original 10-episode true crime show, which turned millions of viewers into amateur detectives when it aired in late 2015, examined the controversial case of Steven Avery, who served 18 years for a crime he was later exonerated for only later to be convicted of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, along with his nephew Brendan Dassey.

She says: "The prosecution's case was Teresa never left the property, but the last call pings off a cellphone tower miles away from the Avery property".

Ricciardi and Demos also follow Dassey's post-conviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin with Northwestern University's Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, as they fight in federal court to prove their client's confession was involuntary, a fight that could take Brendan's case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Avery and Dassey are now serving life prison sentences for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.

Halbach's remains were found in the Avery family's Manitowoc County salvage yard. A petition asking the president to pardon Avery received 500,000 signatures, and the White House released a statement explaining the president can not pardon people convicted of a state crime. His new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, has had an appeal for a retrial denied but has said she will not give up on the case.

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