'This Isn't a Documentary': Judge Jeanine Calls Out 'Making a Murderer' Filmmakers
The filmmakers behind the hit Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" failed to fairly portray both sides in the case, Judge Jeanine Pirro said on "The Kelly File" tonight.
The series focuses on Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey’s murder convictions and life sentences in the death of Teresa Halbach in 2005.
Judge Jeanine said that there is evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that Avery killed Halbach, but the series makes it appear to be more of a mystery.
She pointed out that there some facts of the case are undisputable: Avery called Halbach, she was at his junkyard, her bones were found in a fire pit by his trailer, her DNA was found on a bullet fragment in his garage and his DNA was found under the hood of her vehicle.
Judge Jeanine said that some of these important arguments from the prosecution weren't included in the series, which is why tens of thousands of people are now calling for Avery's release.
Megyn Kelly pointed out that "Making a Murderer" didn't originate as a documentary, but a defense submission in the trial.
"What they did was try to sway their audience," Judge Jeanine said. "This isn't a documentary."
Tune in to "The Kelly File" Thursday at 9:00pm ET to see Megyn speak with the filmmakers behind "Making a Murderer."