What Is The Steven Avery Case

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Steven Avery who is a man from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder in 1985. At the age of 22, he served 18 years of a 32-year sentenced before being exonerated through DNA testing. After reading the first 10 chapters it makes you wonder why would the police and prosecutors go this far just to see this man in prison. How can the law in enforcement play with somebody's “freedom” like it's a game or a joke…? In July 1985 at approximately 3 o’clock in the afternoon Penny Beerntsen started her run along the Lake Michigan shoreline. And was apprehended by an unknown man where she was brutally attacked and sexually assaulted. At Memorial Hospital, Penny was getting her wounds examined …show more content…

I don’t understand how you can ignore all of that and still build a case against someone with only the evidence of Penny pointing him out in a line up. Which I think they manipulated her to do without her even knowing what was going on. In class, we learned about the fourth amendment and an arrest warrant. The fourth amendment states the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. You also need a arrest warrant which is a warrant issued by a judge or magistrate on behalf of the state, which authorizes the arrest and detention of an individual, or the search and seizure of an individual’s property. “absent exigent circumstances, consent of the owner, or a warrant, cops can’t arrest a person in his or her home.” (page 24). Sheriff Kocourek ignored all the rights a person have, as soon as Penny Beerntsen identified Steven Avery. I do believe the officers were wrong, they took an oath and they should’ve stood by that no matter what. They let their personal feelings get involved and I think that’s a dangerous thing. Deputy Dvorak and Sheriff Kocourek should’ve backed off because they were too close to either the victim or the

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