(NEWSER) – The number of people who have signed a Change.org petition requesting a pardon for convicted murderer Steven Avery is now north of 265,000. Avery, of course, is the subject of the true-crime documentaryMaking a Murderer on Netflix, which raises doubts about the fairness of his trial. Some related reading:
- The two filmmakers talk to NPR about their 10-year project and weigh in on the question of Avery's guilt or innocence. "We don't know," says Laura Ricciardi.
- It's compelling TV for sure, but Daniel D'Addario at Timeworries that programs like this (including Serial) give the audience a false sense of certainty.