Anonymous plans to exonerate subject of Making a Murderer doc with new evidence

netflix making a murderer anonymous evidence release
Netlfix
Have you watched Making a Murderer, the hot new documentary on Netflix? Without revealing any significant spoilers, it tells the twisting and turning story of Steven Avery, who was wrongfully convicted of assaulting a woman, and spent 18 years in jail before finally being exonerated. But the story doesn’t end there. And now, hacker group Anonymous has promised to release new documents that may shed additional light on the case, reports Business Insider.

New Tweets posted by supposed Anonymous members are setting their sights on the law enforcement officers involved in the case, suggesting they have evidence that could help not only further prove Avery’s innocence in the original attempted rape case from the ‘80s, but also reveal details about (spoiler alert) Avery’s second conviction for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, which involved many of the same police officers.

A Tweet, posted by alleged Anonymous member @0Hour1, depicted a photo of Sargeant Andrew Colborn, who was featured prominently in the documentary, alongside a photo of the famous mascot for Planters Peanuts, Mr. Peanut. The tweet claims the group has evidence that it promises to release today. Clearly, the photo from Planters relates to allegations that police planted evidence in the murder case in order to secure a conviction for Avery.

More specifically, Anonymous wrote in another Tweet that it will release phone records between Colborn and another person heavily tied to both cases, Lt. James Lenk. And a Tweet from the account @OpAveryDassey, posted on December 27, gave Manitowoc County, the county in question, 48 hours to release the information themselves — or else.

It’s worth noting that there’s far more at play than just a vendetta against one man; Avery was in the midst of suing Manitowoc County, where the initial incident took place and where he was convicted, for his wrongful conviction in the rape case when he was arrested for murder. And the murder case sees another life at stake, as well: Avery’s young nephew, Brendan Dassey.

Many have argued that the documentary seems to weigh heavily in favor of Avery, and may have left out some crucial details for the prosecution. Nevertheless, it’s clear that something simply wasn’t right in this case, which is what makes it so intriguing. Making a Murderer was filmed over a 10-year period, and is featured on Netflix in 10, one-hour episodes.

There’s no word yet on when exactly Anonymous plans to release the information today. But there’s no doubt that, once revealed, it will have people talking even more about this riveting documentary.

Movies & TV

From premiere date to footage: Here's all we have on 'Game of Thrones' season 8

With the eighth and final season looming, Game of Thrones fever has officially become a pandemic. Our list of all the relevant news and rumors will help make the wait more bearable, if you don't mind spoilers.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in December, from 'Buster Scruggs’ to 'Roma'

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘Norsemen’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

Epic sci-fi novels you should read before they become blockbuster films

You can get ahead of the next crop of science-fiction movies coming out of Hollywood by picking up the books that inspired them. We compiled a list of books you can add to your reading list now to get a glimpse of the future.
Movies & TV

Curious about 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'? Here's everything we know so far

Despite some mystery surrounding Spider-Man's future after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters in July 2019. Here's everything we know about the movie so far.
Deals

Stream UFC Fight Night 143 for free with this ESPN+ trial offer

If you're looking for a way to watch UFC Fight Night 143 and other upcoming sporting events on mobile, then ESPN's premium mobile service has you covered, and you can even take advantage of a seven-day trial to stream it totally free.
Home Theater

Not chill: Netflix is hiking prices across all its tiers

Netflix has to get the billions of dollars it's spending on new content from somewhere. The streaming giant announced price hikes across the board, raising its monthly rates between $1 and $2 per tier in the next few months.
Movies & TV

How much does Netflix cost? Here’s a pricing breakdown of its plans

Wondering how much a Netflix subscription costs? You're not the only one. That's why we put together a quick-hit guide covering all the Netflix plans, whether you want to opt for 4K streaming or a disc-based option.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Movies & TV

NBCUniversal will launch its own streaming service in 2020

NBCU is prepping a streaming service filled with its original content for a debut sometime next year, meaning that Michael, Dwight, and the rest of the Scranton crew might be moving to a new home.
Home Theater

Sling TV offers free shows, a la carte subscription channels to Roku users

If you are among a select group of Roku users, Sling TV has added free TV shows and the option to subscribe to individual channels without having to subscribe to the company's base level of channels.
Gaming

Break out the Wii: ‘Just Dance’ movie reportedly in the works

Sony's Screen Gems has reportedly acquired the film rights to the Just Dance video game series from Ubisoft, which previously helped bring the game Assassin's Creed to the big screen in 2016.
Movies & TV

Apple’s first original feature film reunites Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola

The Lost in Translation team of Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite with their A Very Murray Christmas collaborator Rashida Jones for On the Rocks, Apple and studio A24's first official feature together.
Movies & TV

You can get a screaming deal on LG OLED TVs just in time for the Super Bowl

LG is offering steep discounts on its critically acclaimed OLED TV models just in time for the Super Bowl, letting discerning viewers watch their favorite athletes with higher picture quality than ever.