Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. ... See full summary »
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Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. Viewers are taken inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear. Written by Netflix

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Steven Avery was convicted of cruelty to animals: he set a cat on fire
17 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Too often, cruelty to animals is swept under the rug, as seems to have happened in Making a Murderer, the documentary about Steven Avery, when filmmakers omitted specific details about how Avery, at age 20, doused the family cat with an accelerant before throwing the animal onto a fire. Avery was convicted of misdemeanor cruelty to animals and served nine months in jail for the crime.

This is not a person to be idolized or sympathized. Having him off the streets for 18 years was probably a good thing. Today, the FBI recognizes cruelty to animals as a precursor to further violence and tracks animal abuse like it does homicides. Many serial rapists, serial murderers, and mass murderers have a background of abusing animals, including Albert DeSalvo (the "Boston Strangler"), Jeffrey Dahmer, Dennis Rader (the "BTK killer"), and Columbine school shooters Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris.

The filmmakers were wrong to downplay the importance of taking cases of animal abuse seriously and did viewers a disservice by glossing over that important information.


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