Making a Murderer Defense Attorneys Are Coming to Boston
The defense attorneys featured in the hit Netflix series Making a Murderer are coming to town this spring.
Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, Steven Avery’s former lawyers, are embarking on a multi-city tour titled “A Conversation on Justice.” The series of speaking events will kick off at the Berklee Performance Center on Saturday, April 16.
According to a press release, Strang and Buting will chat about the “broader implications” of the Avery case in addition to current issues facing the American criminal justice system.
Avery is currently serving a life sentence in prison without parole for the alleged murder Teresa Halbach. His nephew, Brendan Dassey, is also awaiting a court decision with regards to his involvement in the case.
The upcoming event with Strang and Buting couldn’t have come at a better time.
Making a Murderer directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos recently stated that they are in talks to create a follow-up to the true-crime series, and have already discussed the idea with Avery and his new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, according to Variety.
“From our perspective this story is obviously not over,” Ricciardi said. “It’s real life and (Avery’s and Brendan Dassey’s) cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan’s case. We do know that two potential outcomes are that the judge could order Brendan’s release or he could order a new trial. So we are on the edge of seats about that. To the extent that there are significant developments, we would like to continue documenting this (case).”
Tickets to “A Conversation on Justice” will go on sale Friday, March 4. For more information check out ConversationOnJustice.com.