Want to get super pissed off? The creators of “Making a Murderer” now say a juror from Steven Avery's case told them he or she believes the convict was framed by the police and a retrial needs to take place “far away from Wisconsin.”
If you're like the rest of America, you probably spent your Christmas and New Year's vacation binge-watching “Making a Murderer,” the absurdly infuriating tale of the Avery family's legal struggles with the state of Wisconsin.
This is a rare show where plot twists and spoiler alerts don't really apply after the fifth episode as the second half of the series is seemingly built around just making viewers angrier and angrier with the justice system.
As much as the creators of the show constantly yelled, “That was pretty effed up, right? Well, if you thought that was effed up, you should see this MORE effed up thing!” there still wasn't much story development. That was until today.
The show's creators, Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, made an appearance on "TODAY" to talk about the documentary series, and they revealed a bit of a bombshell involving a jury member from Steven Avery's case who contacted them.
Full disclosure: This video will make you FURIOUS.
Yeah. YEAH. I KNOW.
In the appearance, the two creators said the juror told them there was vote-trading during the deliberation process and each verdict the jury reached was “a compromise.”
Ricciardi said on "TODAY,"
[Compromise] was the actual word the juror used and went on to describe the jurors ultimately trading votes in the jury room and explicitly discussing, 'If you vote guilty on this count, I will vote not guilty on this count.'
[The juror] told us really that [he or she was] afraid that if [he or she] held out for a mistrial that it would be easy to identify which juror had done that and that [he or she was] fearful for [his or her] own safety.
Citations: The 'Making A Murderer' Creators Were Contacted By A Juror Who Believes Steven Avery Was Framed (UPROXX), Making a Murderer filmmakers Original juror believes Steven Avery was framed (TODAY)