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Anonymous vows to free convict from mega-hit Netflix show

Anonymous vows to free convict from mega-hit Netflix show
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Note: If you haven't watched Netflix's Making a Murder series, stop right now! Full spoilers ahead!

It seems like everyone is buzzing about Netflix's newly released 10-part documentary series, "Making a Murderer." The series follows Steven Avery, a man who was freed from prison after serving an 18-year sentence for a crime he didn't commit, thanks to DNA evidence that had just been discovered.

However, two years after Avery's release, he was arrested and later convicted, along with his nephew Brendan Dassey, for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Except, there's much, much more to the story than that.

To make a long story short, among the twists and turns, there's false confessions, details that don't add up, plenty of he said, she said. But more importantly, the documentary points out the possibility that evidence was planted - a car, a key and Avery's blood - on Avery's property in order to get him convicted of the Halbach murder.

More specifically, the theory is that Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department's Sgt. Andrew Colborn and Lt. James Lenk had it out for Avery based on his previous case, and that these two are personally responsible for framing Avery.

Of course, there's no evidence that the police department or anyone affiliated with police officials actually did plant evidence or frame Avery, but if you've sat through all 10 grueling episodes, you know that Avery's lawyers at this point can only hope for newly-discovered evidence to get him out. Without new evidence, the courts won't have reason for a new trial.

Luckily for Avery, hacking group Anonymous hasn't given up on him just yet.

The hacking group has been on Twitter, claiming they will hack and release documents and other evidence, such as phone records, that will prove evidence was planted by Colborn and Lenk.

In the meantime, if you're among the millions of Americans that are currently fascinated with this case, check out the Anonymous Twitter page for discussions, and to keep updated on Anonymous' efforts. There's also a change.org petition looking to free Avery, which you can check out by clicking here.

How do you feel about the documentary and the case itself? Let me know your thoughts by posting in the comments below!

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