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‘Making a Murderer’ Prosecutor Ken Kratz Is Writing a Book About the Steven Avery Case: Details

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Ken Kratz, the district attorney who prosecuted Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey in Making a Murderer, is writing a book.

According to WBAY-TV, Kratz is working on the book “because the one voice forgotten to this point is Teresa Halbach,” the woman who Avery and Dassey were convicted of killing in 2005. 

“Finally grateful to tell the whole story,” the former district attorney of Calumet County said.

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On Sunday, January 24, Avery’s new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, tweeted a letter that Kratz sent her client in September 2015. In the letter, he asks Avery to be “honest about what happened,” and references his proposal that they work on a book together.

“Since I’m the only person who probably knows more about your case than anyone else, I hoped that you would choose me to tell your story to,” Kratz wrote. “Unfortunately, you only want to continue your nonsense about being set up. That’s too bad, because you had one opportunity to finally tell all the details, but now that will never happen.”

Making a Murderer has become a worldwide sensation since it debuted on Netflix in December. The series created backlash against Manitowoc County law enforcement and the prosecution over the handling of the Halbach murder trial.

Halbach’s remains were found on Avery’s property after she visited his salvage yard for work. Avery and his nephew Dassey were arrested and convicted of her murder, and are both currently serving life sentences.

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Kratz resigned from his position in 2010 after he was involved in a sexting scandal. Since the release of Making a Murderer, he has alleged that filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos left out important evidence from the trial in their docuseries.

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