(NEWSER) – If Netflix was a court, Wisconsin inmate Steven Avery would probably already be free. Avery, who is serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, is the focus of true-crime series Making a Murderer, and more than 150,000 people have been convinced that he is innocent, the Independent reports.
A Change.org petition denouncing Avery's "unconstitutional mistreatment at the hands of corrupt local law enforcement" and calling for a presidential pardon has over 155,000 signatures, while a White House petitions eeking pardons for Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, has close to 20,000 signatures. The White House will have to respond to the latter petition if it hits its goal of 100,000 signatures by Jan. 16, People reports.
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