There’s one giant, gaping chasm in the puzzle that Netflix’s Making a Murderer has presented thus far: If Steven Avery didn’t kill Teresa Halbach, then who the hell did?
Certainly, there’s been evidence that makes it seem Steven is innocent, set-up — once again — to take a fall for an event that pre-dates his wrongful conviction for sexual assault in 1985. As he was getting set to, likely, win a lawsuit against the police department that unjustly put him behind bars for 18 years, he was saddled with another crime: murder. But, while a cursory glance at these facts might elicit a cry of corruption within the officials behind the investigation, a closer look opens up other avenues of possibility.
Who stood to gain the most from Steven Avery getting placed behind bars again? Was it his own family members? Was there virulent jealousy in play, so much so that his own brother wanted nothing more than to see him suffer? (He was in line for a huge sum of money.) Could it have been a crime of passion? Who in Avery’s purview was capable of committing such a violent act if he was not the culprit?
So many questions. See if the video above unravels some of the web that Making a Murderer has spun.