The Netflix true crime documentary series Making a Murderer has become a national sensation in the last couple weeks, with the show highlighting the absolutely bizarre and tragic circumstances that led Wisconsin native Steven Avery to be wrongfully incarcerated for 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit, only to be charged with murder two years after his release.
Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey are currently serving life sentences for their involvement in the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach and barring the uncovering of some form of game-changing new evidence, the two have little hope of ever being released from prison. Luckily for them, it seems they have a powerful new ally on their side.
Hacktivist group Anonymous are notorious for taking on big game, such as the KKK and ISIS, and according to some recent Twitter posts, the group is sitting on new evidence that could potentially help Avery and Dassey.
Using the Twitter handle OPAVERYDASSEY, Anonymous has promised to release emails and phone records that will expose collusion between Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department’s Sergeant Andrew Colborn and Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant James Lenk, two officers that Avery’s defense team accused of framing their client for Halbach’s murder.
We will update this story if and when Anonymous release their findings. In the meantime, be sure to check out Making a Murderer on Netflix if you haven’t had the chance. It’s an excellent piece of investigative journalism.
(via: The Next Web)