The White House is rejecting a petition to pardon the man at the center of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer."  Over 100-thousand people signed a WhiteHouse.gov petition demanding Steven Avery's release, but the White House rejected it, pointing out that President Obama can't issue pardons in state cases. 

The Netflix documentary recounts Avery's arrest and conviction for a 2005 murder in Wisconsin.  It also suggests authorities planted evidence against him in that case because he sued for millions of dollars after being wrongfully convicted of rape.