Innocent: A List of People Exonerated for Crimes They Did Not Commit
Steven Avery became a household name when Netflix released it’s extremely popular series Making a Murderer. In 1985, Steven Avery was convicted of rape and attempted murder in 1985 at the young age of 22. He served eighteen years in prison before being exonerated in 2003 based on DNA evidence.
It was also revealed that Manitowoc County more than likely knew of Steven’s innocence for years and did nothing with the evidence. Avery was in the process of suing the county for millions of dollars, when he was arrested again in 2005 for the murder of a young photographer named Teresa Halbach.