Teresa Halbach's Argumentative Essay: Making A Murder

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Making a Murder, a popular crime documentary on the streaming service Netflix, brought an important case to light: the murder of Teresa Halbach and the conviction of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey. The documentary focused on pieces of evidence that intend to show the innocence of both individuals. When also looking at the evidence of the prosecution, even more questions on their guilt or innocence come to mind. As a country, we follow the ideal that you are innocent until proven guilty. In the case of Steven Avery, individuals believe that this was not taken into consideration. Ultimately, Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey should not have been convicted, not because they did not commit the crimes, but because there is not a substantial amount of concrete evidence against them, and what evidence is provided is very controversial in nature. The Prosecution One of the first pieces of evidence the prosecution had was Teresa Halbach’s last known location. She had been hired by Avery through Auto Trader to photograph a car the family auto business had for sale. She arrived at the Avery Compound late afternoon; eyewitnesses place her there around 3:30pm (Making a Murderer). She was not seen again. She did not show up for work the next morning. Because this was…show more content…
A gentleman by the name of Edward Edwards was convicted in 2009, for five different counts of murder. His murders all had the same signatures: he killed on Halloween and pinned it on someone else (Edgemon, 2016). Halbach went missing on Halloween, and he lived an hour away from the Avery Compound at the time of her disappearance. With the car just barely off a back road on the property, theorists believe she left the Avery Compound and was taken by Edwards, and that he pushed the car to the property and placed the remains in the fire pit. This lines up with the anthropologist on the defense’s side saying the remains were not burnt in that
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