Making a Murderer - Here be spoilers!!!

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Making a Murderer - Here be spoilers!!!

#1 Post by Dawson » 04 May 2016, 23:59

Ok, just binge watched this on NetFlix and wondered what anyone else thought?

So, it's the nephew I really feel sorry for. He hasn't got a clue what is going on and obviously has the learning capabilities of a 5th grader at best. But... he never shows any emotion. Never raises his voice... very bizarre.

And the star of the show, put away for 18 years, then when out suddenly gets accused again, but did he do it? There really is little evidence. What is most shocking is when they appeal and get the exact same judge as the one who found him guilty in the first place.

Great tv, biased as feck but really makes you think!
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#2 Post by Batman » 05 May 2016, 01:53

Dawson wrote:Ok, just binge watched this on NetFlix and wondered what anyone else thought?

So, it's the nephew I really feel sorry for. He hasn't got a clue what is going on and obviously has the learning capabilities of a 5th grader at best. But... he never shows any emotion. Never raises his voice... very bizarre.

And the star of the show, put away for 18 years, then when out suddenly gets accused again, but did he do it? There really is little evidence. What is most shocking is when they appeal and get the exact same judge as the one who found him guilty in the first place.

Great tv, biased as feck but really makes you think!
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#3 Post by Fat Head » 05 May 2016, 07:48

The lawyer looking after that kid should be disbarred, he was basically working for the cops and not in the best interest of his client.
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#4 Post by sldawgs » 05 May 2016, 08:25

Being in my position (working for the state in CPS), I realize that what I do impacts lives even if I am only a legal assistant and have no direct impact on the case. I take that very seriously. The way the authorities were presented here made me pretty sick.
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#5 Post by Mazer » 26 Aug 2016, 11:57

So, I haven't finished watching (unreliable Internet means I'm rarely able to get through a show on Netflix), but I'm a couple episodes in. Relevant news, though - Dassey just won his appeal. Although, it's still pretty crazy to me - the court did not accept that his lawyer had a conflict of interest, since he was basically helping the prosecution secure evidence against his client, or that Dassey's statement wasn't reliable, but did find that the totality of the circumstances called its voluntariness into doubt.

So the state has 90 days to decide whether to retry or release. Given the District Court ruling that the statement wasn't voluntary, I think they'd have a tough time retrying, since there's no other evidence against Dassey, but I've seen courts attempt to proceed on some pretty shaky cases.

For anyone who enjoyed Making a Murderer (or maybe that's not the right term - found it engrossing?) I'd also recommend The Central Park Five and The Paradise Lost Trilogy, if you haven't seen them. Equally eye-opening - and disturbing cases - I think.

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