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Defense Attorneys from ‘Making a Murderer’ to Speak in Houston

(UPDATE: Dean Strang and Jerry Buting’s speaking engagement in Houston — originally scheduled for May 21 — has been cancelled. A spokeswoman says the attorneys are working to determine if and when a new date in Houston might be rescheduled.) The Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer made a lot of headlines around the holidays (released Dec. 18, […]

Making a Murderer - Dean Strang - Jerry Buting - ConversationOnJustice.com(UPDATE: Dean Strang and Jerry Buting’s speaking engagement in Houston — originally scheduled for May 21 — has been cancelled. A spokeswoman says the attorneys are working to determine if and when a new date in Houston might be rescheduled.)

The Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer made a lot of headlines around the holidays (released Dec. 18, 2015) for drawing attention to the two criminal cases against a man named Steven Avery.

Making a Murderer Poster NetflixAvery is a Wisconsin resident who was wrongfully convicted for a rape and attempted murder in the 1980s. He served 18 years in prison, until he was exonerated and set free. You could probably make a documentary out of that alone. But there’s a lot more.

About two years after his release, Avery was charged with a different murder, the murder of Teresa Halbach, for which he’s currently serving a life sentence.

The ten-part documentary series Making a Murderer tells the story of both cases and calls into question Avery’s latest conviction, suggesting he could have been framed by members of Wisconsin law enforcement who were disgruntled over his release from the first set of charges and Avery’s ensuing multi-million dollar lawsuit against them. They, of course, deny those allegations.

Avery’s defense attorneys, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, who feature prominently in the documentary, were scheduled to speak in Houston on May 21, 2016. But that date has been cancelled. A spokeswoman says the attorneys are working to determine if and when a new date in Houston might be rescheduled.)

Michael Hagerty had a chance to talk with Dean Strang recently and asked how certain he was of his client’s innocence.

(Above: Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, former defense attorneys for Steven Avery, the subject of the documentary series “Making a Murderer.” Image Courtesy: ConversationOnJustice.com)

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