Steven Avery listens to testimony March, 13, 2007, in the courtroom at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton. The Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer” tells the story of a Wisconsin man wrongly convicted of sexual assault only to be accused, along with his nephew, of killing a woman two years after being released.(Photo: File/AP)
Saturday marks 10 years since a Wisconsin jury found Steven Avery guilty in what would become the "Making A Murderer" case.
The verdict was announced just after 6 p.m. on March 18, 2007, a Sunday, and it meant Avery faced a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
In a later trial, Avery's nephew, Brendan Dassey, also was convicted. Then 16, he was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole. Last August, Dassey's conviction was reversed on constitutional grounds, but he remains in prison while the litigation continues.
The murder victim was Teresa Halbach, a 25-year-old photographer, who was last seen outside Avery's Manitowoc County home on Halloween in 2005.