It’s time to set the record straight about Steven Avery. The full record, including evidence never before revealed, makes his guilt clear. The series Making a Murderer quickly became a huge hit for Netflix, with over 19 million viewers in the first 35 days. Many viewers left with the opinion that Steven Avery, a man falsely imprisoned for almost 20 years on a rape charge, was railroaded into prison a second time by a corrupt police force and district attorney’s office. Ken Kratz, the special prosecutor who headed the investigation and prosecution, became America's newest villain. But, in this book, Ken Kratz puts any reasonable doubts to rest. He demonstrates how the Netflix series leaves out critical evidence, including bombshell facts known only to him. Avery systematically erases the uncertainties introduced by the series, confirming, once and for all, that Steven Avery is guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach.
Ken Kratz spoke with The Scott Sands Show about the Avery case and his new book this week, answering questions about the trial and why he refused to participate in the documentary from the start. He also shares how he feels about the potential release of Brendan Dassey under a federal judge order that overturned Dassey's conviction.