“It has convinced me that there is bias in the media. They did what they thought would sell,” HLN anchor says of Netflix docuseries
“Making a Murderer” has viewers up in arms about the conviction of Steven Avery for the murder of Teresa Halbach, but the Netflix series didn’t have much impact on Nancy Grace.
The HLN anchor, who covered the trial and previously interviewed Avery on her show in 2005, insisted during a CNN appearance on Wednesday that she is still convinced of his guilt.
“No offense, but it doesn’t matter what you or I or anybody else, and Netflix or all the viewers think. What matters is what the jury thought,” Grace said. “And no, the Netflix series has not convinced me that he is innocent, it has convinced me that there is bias in the media. They did what they thought would sell.”
Grace then ran through some of the prosecution’s strongest evidence, including the discovery of Halbach’s bones on Avery’s property. She also insisted that she is “not buying” the theory he was framed by the police.
Avery, who was exonerated for a rape charge after serving 18 years in prison, was convicted for the murder of Halbach in 2005. He is currently serving a life sentence.
“Making a Murderer” presents the twists and turns in the riveting case, ultimately suggesting that Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, who was also convicted for the crime, are innocent and may have been framed by Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department.