Indefensible: The Missing Truth about Steven Avery, Teresa Halbach, and Making a Murderer

Indefensible: The Missing Truth about Steven Avery, Teresa Halbach, and Making a Murderer

by Michael Griesbach


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ISBN-13: 9781496710130
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Griesbach is a longtime Wisconsin prosecutor and a member of the board of advisers at the Wisconsin Innocence Project. He is a frequent presenter and panelist on the topic of wrongful convictions and their causes. He has also presented on other topics concerning the criminal justice system and its need for reform. Mr. Griesbach is the author of the widely acclaimed, The Innocent Killer: A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and Its Astonishing Aftermath, published by the American Bar Association in 2014. He hopes to leave his readers better informed about the criminal justice system and more concerned about those whose lives it deeply affects. He lives in northeastern Wisconsin with his wife Jody and their four children.

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The trouble began almost immediately after the documentary aired. It started with social media; the bomb threats came later. You’re an utter fool,” pronounced the first message on my book’s Facebook page, “either that or you’re in on it too.” 

“Utter fool,” I could live with. Everyone’s an utter fool at some point in their life, some of us more often than others. But “in on it too”?

The documentary that had so upset my former Facebook friend had just been released on Netflix, but was soon to be an international smash hit—Making a Murderer, about the Steven Avery case. 

Mr. Avery, of course, is the wrongly convicted Wisconsin man who, two years after his release from prison for a crime he did not commit, perpetrated one of the most horrific murders in the history of Wisconsin, a state with a long and ignominious past of horrific murders.

At least that’s what the majority of Wisconsinites and the few who paid attention to the story outside our borders thought before Making a Murderer turned the case upside down.
What was it about Making a Murderer that so firmly convinced people that lightning had struck twice, that Steven Avery had been wrongly convicted a second time? And why were they so mad?

There was only one way to find out . . .

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Chapter 1 "In on It Too"? 1

Chapter 2 Wrongfully Convicted 6

Chapter 3 Hijacked 23

Chapter 4 Slicks & Stones… 44

Chapter 5 Convoluted Concerns 52

Chapter 6 Merry Christmas 63

Chapter 7 Dead End 73

Chapter 8 The RAV4 83

Chapter 9 The Key 94

Chapter 10 The Blood 104

Chapter 11 EDTA 110

Chapter 12 A Reprieve 126

Chapter 13 Mullets and Bones 143

Chapter 11 Who Is Steven Avery? 156

Chapter 15 A Mountain of Evidence and a Molehill or Doubt 171

Chapter 16 Motive and Intent 184

Chapter 17 Colborn and Lenk 204

Chapter 18 The Confession 210

Chapter 19 Parting Thoughts 228

Acknowledgments 235

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In today's climate of reality TV, sensationalism trumping truth, and downright dishonesty, it's nice to see something as objective as this book. I think it, along with the Rebutting A Murderer podcast should be required learning for anyone who watches Making A Murderer. I appreciate the time, energy, and effort you put into researching and writing this book to set the record straight. One note - I did find some grammatical errors and found some sections that felt run on or repetitive that detracted from my reading experience. I could see someone less resilient giving up after hitting some of those sections. That is the only reason I rated 4 stars instead of 5. The content, research, and story are beyond a doubt excellent. Thank you for bringing the truth to light!