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Making a Murderer lawyer: 'We’re getting new leads'

January 7th, 2016

Episode 777 of 1345 episodes

Spoiler alert for the audio, for those who haven't finished the series. The 10-part Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, which casts doubt on the legal process in the case of convicted killers Steven Avery and his then-teenage nephew Brendan Dassey, has prompted celebrities to armchair sleuths to flood online message boards and Twitter feeds. Jerry Buting, the defence attorney for Steven Avery, told the Today programme “we’re getting new leads.” “Scientists from all over the world have been contacting us with different approaches to present scientific evidence…that would demonstrate his innocence,” he said.

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