Everyone is up in arms over these two men, and their convictions for murdering Teresa Halbach. I find this to be a good thing. I have watched the Making a Murderer series 3 times now… and each time, I am more appalled at our system. We are suppose to give people benefit of the doubt and convict ONLY when reasonable doubt is lacking, but it seems we don’t quite do it that way, do we?
We point out the guilty with the help of our local media, and “try” them in the public spotlight long before a trial even begins… Is that who we are??? We should NOT do it this way, but it seems to be the norm for our society… with our reporters biting at the bit to get any bit of information, even sensationalized and borderline “National Enquirer” styled reporting.
Yep, I said it…
Respectable(?) news shows are more and more like TMZ by the day. We do a terrible injustice to those being tried for crimes with an outcome that could either take their life away as they know it, or literally END their life.
We vilify, or portray others as saints… and their guilt or innocence is already weighing in the minds of our society simply from turning on the television. ~sigh~
I feel really terrible for Teresa Halbach… and for her family. I would like to think they would rather have nobody prosecuted for her death, than to let two people sit in prison when there is so much doubt surrounding their “guilt”, but I cannot even begin to understand what they have gone through, are going through, or what it is like to be in their shoes. I can imagine that it is horrific to go through such a loss, and then many years later, go through this for a second time… with an insane media frenzy again.
However, having someone tried and convicted for a horrible crime (this one as a perfect example) doesn’t mean there was justice for the victim. Somehow, we have lost our pursuit for “truth”, replacing it with the system we have… DA’s who boast they have never “lost” a case, and people like Nancy Grace being allowed to use a media platform to play judge and jury, for all Americans with a television. This, in turn, potentially taints every jury pool out there with the “bigger ‘news worthy’ (especially news worthy to Nancy Grace) crimes”. It takes watching only a few minutes of her talking to understand her views, which are painfully obvious, and certainly are “Prosecutor biased views”, not only is it her opinion, but is the primary focus of her entire show. As an article I recently read says, “She’s done all that any one person could to undermine the doctrine that everyone is innocent till proven guilty.”- National Post <—— click link for this specific article.
Ok, so back to the topic at hand… HAHA… I am guilty of my mind running wild with tangents. So……
In my shoes, as a regular Jane Doe, these men deserve, in the very least, a new investigation and new trial. ESPECIALLY Brendon Dassey. I know 98% of the “docuSeries” followers feel as though Dassey really REALLY was done a huge injustice. Not to mention, all of the “details” he gave were from a novel Kiss the Girls, except the hair cutting, which was from the movie.
To me… the evidence, even the remaining 80% Kratz likes to exaggerate and claim wasn’t included in the docu-series… doesn’t add up to guilt for me. There are alot of holes, and alot of shady behavior that the Manitowok sheriffs department engaged in. ALL of their credibility went out the door when the two officers involved in the 36 million dollar lawsuit, and just questioned in the deposition, MIRACULOUSLY find the TWO MOST SIGNIFICANT PIECES OF EVIDENCE AGAINST AVERY. BOTH after extensive searches where nothing at all was found. ~Scratching my head~ How the hell did the judge allow that evidence into the trial when Manitowok wasn’t to be involved in the investigation at all? How the hell does the key to her car not have ANY of her DNA, but has Steven Avery’s? Hmmmm. Also, in the picture of her in front of her car, she is clutching a set of keys, car keys are a good assumption, yet they are not the same as the key found after several searches of a tiny bedroom, in plain site, on the floor… btw, the trailer is maybe 800sq. ft. total. Shady. Then the bullet was found months after… and again… in an area previously searched. In a garage that was full of shit… with animal DNA found, but not one single trace of DNA from Teresa, though she was supposedly shot there.
OOOoooooo…. and lets talk about the bonfire. Nobody brings this up… it baffles me. I am a true crime buff… and I KNOW that when people attempt to set people and homes on fire to help get rid of evidence, that it is a dumb idea. Well, fire does make it difficult to determine what happened to a body… but MOST people don’t understand that the fire must be INTENSE… and long-burning. IT IS NOT EASY to burn remains down to cremation! You cannot throw a person onto a fire and expect for them to be burnt down to ashes, or tiny fragments… it doesn’t work that way. It doesn’t even work that way in a crematorium! So we are to believe this front yard bonfire destroyed her bones SO much that some weren’t found, and what was found had to be examined by an anthropologist. Not a medical examiner. As Avery’s new attorney has said via her twitter account, Kathleen Zellner- “Also body was not burned in burn pit bc heat would have burned down Avery’s garage.” PRECISELY my point. I am actually VERY baffled that this topic was not brought up by his defense attorneys. The only way to get the results they got was by a very hot and sustained fire. Not a bonfire that lasted several hours. That fire would have devastated quite a bit if it was that hot, and maintained as long as would be needed to get the results we see with Miss Halbachs remains.
I know there are so many people on fire with this case, and I am a true crime buff who could go on and on… but I need not bore you all. Hehe.
Please, if you have blogged about this case yourself, or could point me to any info you think I would be interested in reading… point me to it! LOL. Leave a comment here after this post, or you can contact me on my “contact” page HERE.
Oooooo…. and I listened to an awesome panel discus the “Law” of the land so-to-speak in regards to the Making A Murder series. It is very interesting and I will post it here shortly.