ROCKFORD - A program meant to provide counter-arguments to the highly successful Netflix documentary 'Making of a Murderer', which implied a convicted killer was framed in Wisconsin, is coming to Rockford.
'AVERY: Guilty As Charged' features former Wisconsin DA Ken Kratz and Judge Jeanine Pirro, and will take place at the Coronado Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 7 pm.
The speaking event features Attorney Ken Kratz, special prosecutor during the highly publicized murder trial of Steven Avery, and Judge Jeanine Pirro, FOX News legal analyst and host of 'Justice with Judge Jeanine'.
The 'Making of a Murderer' documentary series looks at the bizarre case of Steven Avery, who was acquitted after spending nearly two decades behind bars for a crime he did not commit. He then sues Manitowoc County, where he was convicted, vowing to uncover police corruption. However, he is arrested and later convicted for the murder of a 25-year-old photographer, some of whose remains were found on his property.
The documentary filmmakers believe this may have been an attempt to frame Avery, and take an in-depth look at inconsistencies with the evidence, which they believe point to real doubts about Avery's guilt in the murder case. Many who have seen the documentary series have become so moved, they've signed petitions asking that his case be reopened.
But critics, including the special prosecutor from neighboring Calumet County, say viewers of the Netflix documentary are not getting the whole story.
'AVERY: Guilty As Charged' is an unusual means by which the public will have the opportunity to hear the other side of the case. Kratz and Pirro will reportedly engage in a riveting discussion about one of the country’s most controversial and compelling murder trials and will open the discussion to the audience for a candid Q&A segment. Kratz says he will also provide never before seen evidence, omitted from the documentary, that will provide the audience an exclusive insight and new perspective into this criminal justice debate.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m. are available to purchase at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office, the Coronado Box Office, LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster Outlets, or by calling 800-745-3000.
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