MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - We're getting our first look at season two of Making A Murderer. Netflix has released the first trailer for the series following the cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey of Manitowoc County.
The first season of the Netflix documentary series gained a worldwide following and won four Emmy Awards.
"You know some people they feel really bad and sad and everything happened to me. You know, some times it feels like you wanna cry but you can't," Avery says in voice over. "I didn't think all of these people would care."
Making A Murderer Part 2 will follow Avery and Dassey as they appeal their convictions for the Oct. 31, 2005 murder of freelance photographer Teresa Halbach. Investigators said Halbach disappeared after photographing a vehicle for a magazine at the Avery property in Manitowoc County. Investigators say Halbach's remains were found in a burn pit on the property.
The filmmakers followed Brendan Dassey as he appealed his conviction to the United States Supreme Court. Dassey was 16 at the time of his interrogation. It has been determined he has a low IQ. Attorneys claimed detectives used improper interrogation techniques to get a confession out of the intellectually challenged Dassey. The Supreme Court did not take up the case. Click here for the full story.
"Once somebody is convicted, they have to move mountains to get out of prison. Our task is to upend an entire system that favors the prosecutors," says Dassey attorney Laura Nirider.
Dassey's attorneys have vowed to continue fighting for him. Making A Murderer's first season showed the interrogation videos.
"Brendan was a sixteen-year old with intellectual and social disabilities when he confessed to a crime he did not commit. The video of Brendan’s interrogation shows a confused boy who was manipulated by experienced police officers into accepting their story of how the murder of Teresa Halbach happened," Nirider said.
Filmmakers also followed Steven Avery and high-powered attorney Kathleen Zellner as they continue the appeals process. Zellner, who has a series of high profile wrongful conviction victories, claims prosecutors withheld evidence from a search of the Dassey family computer that could have changed the outcome of the trial.
"I have one goal and that's to overturn the conviction of Steven Avery," Zellner says in the trailer.
Evidence found in the first analysis of the computer includes thousands of images of sexual violence against young women, including torture and mutilation.
Zellner says knowledge that the computer was primarily used by another person in the Dassey household would have given Avery's defense opportunity to present a third-party suspect in Halbach's murder. Click here to read more about the evidence on the computer.
"The prosecution's case was that Teresa never left the property, but the last call pings off a cell phone tower miles away from the Avery property," Zellner says in the trailer.
The trailer ends with Avery talking about his hopes to be free and build a house for his parents.
A circuit court judge recently ruled that evidence was not withheld from the defense during Avery's first trial. The case is now in Wisconsin's Court of Appeals District 2. Zellner recently got an extension to file her brief. It is due on Dec. 20.
Making A Murderer Part 2 premieres Oct. 19 on Netflix.