NBC26: The Avery Archives

Posted at 3:43 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 12:24:47-05

A ten part series, 'Making a Murderer' on Netflix details the story of Steven Avery. It begins with his exoneration for rape and covers the conviction in the Teresa Halbach murder case and it's creating a social media firestorm.

Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were convicted of the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach and are serving life sentences.

Supporters of the convicted murderers are trying to shine new light on the case after the documentary's release.

The 'Making a Murderer' documentary alleges misconduct by the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department. The prosecutor says the Netflix documentary about the case is "slanted."

Ken Kratz says the filmmakers of "Making a Murderer" never gave him a chance to answer some of the allegations made by the defense team. He added the film ignored up to 90 percent of the physical evidence that linked Avery to the killing of photographer Teresa Halbach.

The producers of the series said they did reach out to Kratz for comment. 

Due to all the controversy caused by the documentary NBC26 decided to go through our news archives to bring you videos and stories from the Teresa Halbach murder case.

We start with Steven Avery's history.

and the search for Teresa.

The van Teresa was called to take pictures of for Autotrader.

Hope for Teresa's safe return.

Steven talks with us about the investigation into Teresa's disappearance.

Discovery of evidence and search warrants issued for the Avery Salvage yard.

The Halbach family's reaction to the investigation into Teresa's disappearance.

Remembering Teresa.