About a week ago I was surfing the internet before going to bed. It’s a bad habit. This has been known to cause disturbances with your natural sleep cycle. Plus, I did what anyone else does right before bed, I started to research random murders that occurred in Northeast Wisconsin. Yikes! But since I reported on quite a few of them as the “Info Wench” at the Rockin’ Apple, they weren’t that shocking anymore.
While in that wormhole I read that Netflix had apparently created a series in nearby Manitowoc called “Making a Murderer“. I had not heard about that– Crazy. The series won 4 Emmys. Its been out for a long time. Where the heck have I been??
When I watched the preview trailer it all came back to me. I was in Wisconsin when Steven Avery got out in 2003. At that time I was working in Green Bay Radio after being fired from the Rockin’ Apple, but I am not sure if I personally reported on it. Here are some fun facts of things I do remember:
I have been on the SS Badger Car Ferry multiple times and enjoyed my visits to Manitowoc.
Check out this old photo I found where I was hanging with the Mayor of Manitowoc!
The neighboring town is sometimes pronounced Trivers and not Two Rivers.
I recognized the font of the numbers that display the address of the Law Office where Kathleen Zellner works.
What are we to believe? I haven’t binged the entire series yet, but I go back and forth thinking he’s guilty and then not-guilty. Thank Goodness I didn’t have to serve on that jury. I am not sure what I would have done. At this point, I am pretty certain that Teresa Halbach was not murdered just to frame Steven Avery but I can’t wrap my head around all the facts, bias, and lies in this case. Not much has changed for me since 2003, I am much better at picking music to play than pointing out a murderer!