Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos
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Some members of the Steven Avery murder trial voted ‘contrite’ because they feared for their personal safety, it has been claimed.
‘Making A Assassin’ documentary makers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have revealed that they were reached by one of the trial’s jurors after the popular Netflix series aired.
The series meets on the life of a Wisconsin man, Steven Avery, who initially served 18 years for the ravage and assault of a woman he did not commit, before facing a murder trial as he was indulging the authorities in Manitowoc County for compensation.
Mr Avery was found guilty of the end the life of of Teresa Halbach and sentenced to life in prison, without role.
Come what may, several questions have been raised about the evidence presented in the crack following Ricciardi and Demos’ documentary.
Now, as petitions to re-open the trial reach scarcely a quarter of a million signatures in the US, the directors have revealed the jury may possess been intimidated into reaching their ‘guilty’ verdict.
“We were reached by one of the jurors who sat through Steven Avery’s trial and shared with us their reminiscences and told us that they believed that Steven Avery was not authenticated guilty,” Ricciardi told The Today Show on NBC News.
“They believed that Steven Avery was drafted by law enforcements and that he deserves a new trial and that if he receives a new trial, in their viewpoint, it should take place far away from Wisconsin.”
When questioned as to how they reached the cul ble verdict, the juror told the documentary makers that they “worried for their personal safety”.