Dec 18, 2018

Making a Murderer detective sues Netflix for defamation

A retired detective has sued Netflix and the filmmakers of hit series Making a Murderer for defamation. Rew Colborn alleges the documentary series suggested he planted evidence to frame murder suspect, Steven Avery. The 10-part documentary, written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, followed the case of Steven Avery and his 16-year-old nephew Brendan Dassey, who were both convicted of murdering freelance photographer Teresa Halbach. Making a Murderer was one of Netflix's biggest hits in 2015, with the series collecting four Emmy awards in 2016 for its writing and directing. It has gone on to spawn another series, Making a Murderer 2, which took up the story after Avery and Dassey were convicted.

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