The defence lawyers for Steven Avery who were featured in the Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer are coming to Canada.
Dean Strang and Jerry Buting will stop in several cities on this side of the border as part of their A Conversation on Justice Tour.
They’ll be at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on June 11 and Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre on July 29.
On July 30 they’ll appear at Calgary’s Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, and on July 31 they’ll be at Edmonton’s Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
They’ll do a Q&A and discuss the Avery case and its broader implications, as well the American criminal justice system.
The tour starts April 16 at Berklee Theater in Boston.
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Making a Murderer has been a hit for Netflix with its look at Avery’s prosecution in the 2005 death of a woman in Wisconsin’s rural Manitowoc County.
Netflix’s Making a Murderer is a 10-part documentary series that follows the case of 53-year-old Wisconsin native Avery. He is currently serving a life sentence (without the possibility for parole) for the murder of Teresa Halbach and illegally possessing a firearm. Avery, who had previously been jailed for 18 years for a sexual assault in 1985, was exonerated in that case by newly discovered DNA evidence in 2003.
Two years later, Avery brought a US$36-million lawsuit against Manitowoc County, Wis., for the wrongful conviction. Making a Murderer calls into question the investigation and trial that put Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, behind bars, and alleges that the investigators and police in the case planted evidence and otherwise manipulated the outcome of the trial.