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Beyond Making a Murderer

Posted by Library Blog on 06/03/2016 at 11:54 AM

2016 has been the year of Making a Murderer. For those of you who have not seen or heard of the show, it is ten-part law-related documentary on Netflix about a Wisconsin man named Steven Avery who may or may not be a murderer. It has been compared to the Serial podcast.

If you are a fan of Making a Murderer, you may be interested in other law-related stories:

The Jinx is HBO’s “six-part examination of the reclusive millionaire at the heart of three killings spanning four decades.”  The man at the center of The Jinx is Robert Durst. Durst was also the inspiration of the Ryan Gosling movie, All Good Things.

The Staircase is a courtroom docu-drama about the death of Kathleen Peterson and the subsequent trial of Michael Peterson, her husband and alleged killer. The series even spawned a follow-up documentary by the same director. Both the series and the sequel are widely available online.

While Conviction is not a documentary, it is based on a true law-related story and has roots much closer to home! Check out this old news item for more information about this story and its ties to RWU Law.

Don’t worry! If you get tired of too much real life crime, you can always return to the world of fictionalized crime.

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