‘Making A Murderer’: Amateur ‘Super Sleuth’ Calling For Release Of Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey
Making a Murderer, released late last December, has brought the convictions of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey to people’s attention.Advertisement
One of the several people who have intensely followed the 10-part docuseries is Krystyne Frandson. She also plans to travel to Manitowoc, Wis., to participate in a rally to draw public’s attention towards the case of Avery and Dassey, convicted for the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach.
“Passionate is a good word but probably obsessed, if we’re being honest,” Frandson said.
Frandson’s focus stems from her belief that the two men, both of who are serving life in prison, were wrongfully convicted. “I couldn’t quit thinking about it,” she said.
Avery previously spent 18 years in prison for a sexual assault charge. In 2003, he was exonerated after DNA evidence proved he had not committed the crime. However, after he filed his $36 million lawsuit, he was accused for the murder of Halbach and was thereby convicted.
His nephew Dassey was also convicted, following his confession to rape, murder and dismemberment of Halbach, for acting as Avery’s accomplice in the crime. As reported by ABC News, Dassey was 16 years old at the time.
A few weeks after she watched Making a Murderer, Frandson met a woman on a Facebook group who was extensively informed about the case. Upon gathering information she thought was valuable, Frandson contacted Avery’s family, who further put her in touch with Avery’s lawyer Kathleen Zellner, Inforum reports.
“We’re all amateur super sleuths after you watch something like this,” Frandson said.
Frandson will be taking part in the #WeStand4Innocence rally in Manitowoc next month. The rally, organized outside the same courthouse where the two were convicted, is one of several others being held across the country calling for the release of Avery and Dassey.
“I hope he’s freed, and I hope to hell they pay, and I hope to God that they provide him with the mental health services that he’s going to need,” Frandson said.
The creators of Making a Murderer, Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, have expressed their inclination towards a second season of the documentary. As previously reported by Morning News USA, with Avery’s appeal on the way, the filmmaking duo said there could be new and fresh content for them.
“As we said before, in relation to this story, this story is ongoing, these cases are open,” Demos said, as reported by IGN. “It’s real-life so you don’t know what’s going to happen. We are ready…if there are significant developments, we will be there. And we are looking at other stories, as well.”
However, it hasn’t been made clear when the filming for the new season will begin.