The 'Making A Murderer' Prosecutor Says He's Writing A Book
By Kate Shepherd in News on Jan 25, 2016 7:55PM
"Making a Murderer" has become a national obsession.
Now Ken Kratz, the Wisconsin prosecutor featured in the Netflix series, is set to write a book about the controversial case, in order to give murder victim Teresa Halbach a voice, he told Green Bay's WBAY.
"Finally grateful to tell the whole story," he told the station. Kratz also sat down with our sister site Gothamist to discuss the series last week.
The documentary series chronicles the conviction of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey for Halbach's 2005 murder. It argues that Avery was framed for the killing because of a $36 million civil lawsuit he filed against Calumet County.
It's ignited a national debate about Avery's guilt or innocence. Headline News' Nancy Grace and other experts like ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams are still convinced Avery murdered the 25-year-old photographer.
Kratz has called the documentary one-sided.
"I've been vilified, certainly insulted and threatened and things like that," he told WBAY in December.
Avery and Dassey are both serving life sentences in prison. Some viewers, including Abrams, believe Avery is guilty but Dassey might be innocent.
Avery, who was released from prison in 2003 after DNA exonerated him in a rape case, recently proclaimed his innocence in a letter he sent to a Milwaukee reporter.
"The real killer is still out there," he wrote, according to ABC News. "Who is he stalking now? I am really innocent of this case and that is the truth!!! The truth will set me free!!!!!!!"