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Ken Kratz Writing a Book: Prosecutor Wanted Steven Avery's Help for Tell-All

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By    |   Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 11:42 AM

Ken Kratz, the former district attorney who prosecuted the subject of the new Netflix docu-series "Making a Murderer," is writing a book "to tell the whole story" about the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach and he originally wanted Steven Avery's help.

"If I was spoon-fed only what the Netflix documentary wanted me to see, I’d come to exactly the same conclusion. I’d be outraged," he told the New York Post's Page Six over the weekend.

Kratz has previously referred to the docu-series, which suggests the possibility that convicted murderer Avery was framed by police, as a "conspiracy movie."

"This was a case that included the murder and dismemberment of a 25-year-old woman. It’s not fair to her memory, or to her family. They deserve some closure," said Kratz.

He told WBAY-TV that he is "finally grateful to tell the whole story," including parts he says the documentary series left out.

He said that key evidence was left out of the filming because he and the prosecution were told they needed to meet the demands of the filmmakers to participate.

Kratz was the district attorney of Calumet County and special prosecutor in the Avery trial, as well as the trial of Brendan Dassey, Avery's nephew. Both are currently serving prison sentences in charges related to the 2005 murder of Halbach.

Remains of the 25-year-old freelance photographer were found in a fire pit on Avery's property in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, after she visited to photograph a vehicle for a magazine.

USA Today reported that Avery has acquired a new attorney this month, Kathleen Zellner.

Zellner recently released a letter Kratz wrote to Avery on Sept. 6, 2015, before the December release of the Netflix docu-series. The letter appears to show that Kratz has been interested in writing a book about the murder for some time.


In it, he wrote to Avery, "The difference between you and famous convicted murderers from the past is they told their whole truthful story to someone, who then wrote a book about what actually happened and people got to understand both sides. I was willing to help you do that . . . but if you are going to continue to lie about what happened between you and Ms. Halbach, I am not interested."

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Ken Kratz, the former district attorney who prosecuted the subject of the new Netflix docu-series "Making a Murderer," is writing a book "to tell the whole story" about the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach and he originally wanted Steven Avery's help.
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