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Courtesy Making A Murderer Avery Cabin
Faced with the prospect that Avery needed criminal defense cash, Avery’s civil attorneys had no choice but to cash him in, and free up his proceeds for criminal representation. Both civil attorneys were actively trying to locate Steven Avery fearing he was being questioned without representation for several hours (he was) the day of his arrest and said so in several televised interviews. During questioning, Calumet Detective Mark Wiegert accuses Avery of the murder of Teresa Halbach- whether accidentally or accidentally on-purpose.
Weigert asks Avery, “Then why is her blood all over your trailer?” Avery responds “No It Ain’t”.
Wiegert asks- “why is your blood all over the inside of her car then?” Avery responds, “Cops got a lot of my blood, they took blood from me many times, vials.”
Avery is originally arrested on a felon in possession of a firearm charge, and subsequently upgraded to the first degree murder of Teresa Halbach following DNA confirmations of her remains on the property. Although all investigative reports provided to Avery’s initial public defender reflect no involvement in the searches or collection of evidence by Manitowoc deputies in any capacity, presented at Avery’s preliminary, a Calumet county deputy was asked just the right question, in just the right way, gleans this gem: although searched six times, on the 7th search following confirmation of Halbachs blood in her own vehicle, Kucharsky admits he was never told to watch the actions of Manitowoc deputies Andrew Colborn and James Lenk – who by the way, just happened to find the valet key to Teresa Halbach’s Rav 4 that Lucharsky also testified was not there in any prior search.
Colborn and Lenk were central figures responsible for the wrongful conviction in 1985 of Steven Avery. The key contained only Avery’s DNA.
Avery’s civil attorney, Stephen Glynn, calls Avery on February 16, 2006 and recommended his former partner Dean Strang, and if possible, also Jerome Buting as his criminal defense team. Strang was well known in cases involving allegations of police misconduct and Buting had experience and name recognition for successfully defending high profile cases in Wisconsin. After paying his civil lawyers, Avery coughed up a joint $240,000 retainer for the duo. By then, the Avery family had already consented to participation in Making A Murderer.
Dean Strang and Jerome Buting see significant screen time in Making A Murderer. While both Wisconsin barristers are masterful to the point if I were a Wisconsite I might consider a victimless crime just to experience their representation- not even they could foresee how the shell game mastery of special prosecutor Ken Kratz. Kratz was appointed to the case from neighboring Calumet County so as to assuage the very appearance of any impropriety or conflict on behalf of the county who (ostensibly) just funded Avery’s defense.
Kratz, an elected DA with zero supervision in his role was more than ready to demonstrate his Kratz-as- Kratz- can technique . (more…)