Spoiler alert: Do not read unless you are caught up on Netflix’s 10-part documentary series, “Making a Murderer.”
Angry viewers are targetting former prosecutor Ken Kratz, a central figure in Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” docu-series, to warn potential new clients checking his law practice’s Yelp page against hiring him.
“Mr. Kratz is a seasoned sexual harasser, with deep knowledge of abuse victims which he took advantage of. He has a long experience in evidence fabrication, and has the required strategic thought skills to send innocent men to jail for forged crimes,” one man wrote in a Yelp review posted Sunday. “When you think of garbage think of Mr. Kratz, he is the living representation of immorality and indecency that you need by your side to solve any legal issues.”
Viewers who watched the true crime documentary detailing the strange case of Wisconsin man Steven Avery – who Kratz prosecuted for homicide which the series suggests was actually innocent- ranged from outrage to mockery.
“Ken Kratz is an incredible prosecutor! When I wanted to get my husband out of the picture I got the local sheriff’s department to ‘discover’ *wink wink* a murder on our property,” another Yelp user wrote. “My husband was zeroed in on in a jiffy! Attorney Kratz was able to put him away for life by skirting the defenses questions and skewing the concept of reasonable doubt. I’ve got the entire house to myself now! Thanks Ken Kratz!”
Kratz was the special prosecutor who put Avery in prison for life after he was charged for the murder of Teresa Halbach. Avery, who previously served 18 years in prison for a sexual assault crime he did not commit, maintained throughout the trial that he believed the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department had framed him.
“Making a Murderer” premiered on Netflix on Dec. 18. Kratz has since spoken out against how he is portrayed, and alleged that the filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos ignored up to 90 percent of the physical evidence that links Avery to the homicide.
“Anytime you edit 18 months’ worth of information and only include the statements or pieces that support your particular conclusion, that conclusion should be reached,” Kratz told WLUK-TV FOX 11. “Suggestions that I shouldn’t even be walking around was offered, the good cheer that I happen to develop stomach cancer for Christmas and really lots of really troubling pieces of correspondence.”
“We believe the series is representative of what we witnessed,” Demos told the same station. “The key pieces of the state’s evidence are included in the series.”