‘Making A Murderer’ Prosecutor Trolled On Social Media

‘Making A Murderer’ Prosecutor Trolled On Social Media
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A prosecutor who features in the series Making a Murderer is facing immense criticism, as several fans of the show took to trashing him online, on social media.


Ken Kratz’s unsavory portrayal on the show has amassed largely negative reviews. Online trolls have trolled his firm, Kratz Law Firm, heavily on social media. The severity of the issue includes Kratz receiving death threats for the way his character has been reflected on the show.

Online review site Yelp has posted a message that warns users to not post any comments about the show. The site has also removed any content that is inappropriate. The message posted by Yelp says, “This business recently made waves in the news, which often means that people come to this page to post their views on the news. While we don’t take a stand one way or the other when it comes to these news events, we do work to remove both positive and negative posts that appear to be motivated more by the news coverage itself than the reviewer’s personal consumer experience with the business.”

The prosecutor says that Making a Murderer, which chronicles the conviction of Steven Avery, did not cover the prosecution’s side of the matter. Avery was arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment in 2005 for the murder of Teresa Halbach.

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Speaking exclusively with Mirror Online, Kratz said that he did not have “forcible sex with an emotionally vulnerable woman.” The allegation was eventually dropped after it was not prosecuted. “The sexual assault allegation in the original OLR [Office of Lawyer Regulation] complaint was unfounded, it never happened, that’s why it was dropped very soon,” he said. “In the ‘Making a Murderer’ documentary, they include a media clip about ‘5 women coming forward’….they don’t tell you that all of those, with the exception of the texting incident (which I self reported) were fabrications…they never happened. Why don’t they tell the viewers those were all untrue?”

Meanwhile, Avery’s current lawyer Kathleen Zellner said that new DNA evidence found can exonerate her client.

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