‘Making a Murderer’ Prosecutor Writing Book About Steven Avery Case

'Making a Murderer' Prosecutor Writing Book
Courtesy of Netflix

Ken Kratz, the lawyer whose prosecution of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey was chronicled on Netflix’s wildly popular docu-series “Making a Murderer,” is writing a book about the case.

Kratz told WBAY-TV, ABC’s Green Bay, Wis. affiliate, that he’s penning a book to give a voice to Teresa Halbach, the woman who Avery and Dassey were ultimately convicted of murdering. He admitted to the outlet that he’s felt obliged to defend the Halbach family since the Dec. 18 release of the documentary and is “finally grateful to tell the whole story.”

“The one voice forgotten to this point is Teresa Halbach,” said Kratz, the former district attorney of Wisconsin’s Calumet County.

Filmed over a 10-year period, “Making a Murderer” documents Avery’s 1985 imprisonment, his later exoneration for the crime in 2003, and his subsequent controversial arrest and trial for the 2005 murder of Halbach, a photographer who was reportedly last seen on his property.

“Making a Murderer” has become a true crime sensation, inviting the unveiling of new information and igniting a widespread media debate about whether Avery is guilty of Halbach’s murder or if he was framed for the crime. At the onset of the doc’s ascent to popularity, petitions were created urging President Barack Obama to pardon Avery. HLN’s Nancy Grace devoted a special broadcast to presenting an “avalanche of evidence” against Avery, while “Making a Murderer’s” creators have publicly defended him.

According to Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos, the ongoing developments in the story may be reason for a second season of the true-crime hit.

“The story is still unfolding, so we’ll certainly take a look at it,” Sarandos said last Sunday at the TCA winter press tour.

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  1. Aubrey says:

    Please, hollywood, DO NOT option this man’s book, or lend him any assistance of any kind. He’s the real criminal in this case, and we have 10 hours documentary evidence to prove it.

  2. kenny bratenshlagerman says:

    Katz had to resign for sex ting women who were domestic abuse victims. I think he was disbarred for awhile too. Typical wisconsin kraut piggy

  3. It’s amazing how people are bagging Kratz and giving Averys disgusting behaviour a free pass. And unlike Avery Kratz didn’t actually murder anybody.

    It’s incredible how so many people have fallen for Avery after watching a deeply manipulative and extremely one sided “documentary” in which any daft, desperate theory propounded by the super-smooth defence lawyers was presented as holy writ.

  4. Kratz will send free ebook versions to women readers along with a picture of his dick.

    • jerry person says:

      His new book how to get away with rape
      A former Wisconsin prosecutor Ken Kratz accused of rampant sexual harassment says he was addicted to sex and prescription drugs
      District Attorney Kratz said, it wasn’t sexual assault because he didn’t “force her.” She was just a defendant he’d prosecuted. (You know, his typical victim.) He showed up to her apartment uninvited in the middle of the night. (Because that’s not weird.) He was able to sweet talk her into getting it on with “the Prize.” (You know, threaten to revoke her probation and send her back to jail.) In other words, totally consensual sex.
      https://www.wicourts.gov/sc/opinion/DisplayDocument.pdf?content=pdf&seqNo=113968 this documents say kratz said I will not cum in your mouth to one of his victims
      The agency that oversees Wisconsin lawyers has dropped three misconduct counts against a former prosecutor Ken Kratz accused of sexual harassment
      The Wisconsin state Assembly is poised to give final approval to a bill that would allow crime victims to sue public officials who harass them
      The bill comes in response to former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz’s sordid story. Kratz resigned from his post in 2010 after The Associated Press reported he tried to spark an affair with a woman while he prosecuted her ex-boyfriend for domestic abuse.
      One woman, Melissa Ruskiewicz, told investigators she asked Kratz for help in getting pardoned for a drug conviction and that she was “freaked out” when he texted her asking how she would “please him between the sheets,” the Appleton Post-Crescent reported.
      A Calumet County social worker, Rebecca Hietpas, said Kratz sent her “creepy” emails, including one in which he wrote, “You can either flirt with me or not – you can’t have it both ways.”
      According to the documents, Kratz also boasted about his work on several dating sites, including Match.com, Craigslist.com and Singlesnet.com.
      Wisconsin DOJ The agency’s Division of Criminal Investigation last year concluded Kratz did not commit a crime when he sent sexually harassing text messages to a domestic abuse victim. That finding suggests the new probe centers on other allegations. Kratz was protected for decades by the local and state media and the Wisconsin DOJ and FBI allowing him to assault 15 plus women. Even state employees .
      Kratz never was charged criminally even with 15 plus women plus several women in his officer had been sexually harassed for years. The media and the Wisconsin DOJoke helped him assault women for decades.
      If not for the double standards of the Wisconsin DOJ and the FBI Kratz would be a registered sex offender

    • Skins1006 says:

      Haha!!! Nice!

  5. Rochelle Jackson says:

    What an asshole! This has nothing to do with giving a voice to Teresa Halbach. It’s all about trying to cash in a terrible tragedy.

    Does Katz really think he came off looking anything but a corrupt and spotlight seeking, self absorbed pervert. I don’t think anyone wants to hear ANYTHING from Katz. And all he wants to do is to try to capitalize on the pain of others and hear his own annoying, aggravating, whining voice.

    Gee, I wonder if he’ll include the part about his “sextting scandal”, that did nothing more than get him out of a job, he should have NEVER had.

    I don’t know if Avery is guilty or not. I don’t need to know that to know that whole case made a “mockery” of the so called justice system. And that makes me sick to my stomach. What happened to Dassey, I have NO WORDS for that, except DISGUSTED to my core.

  6. Joe D says:

    It should be noted in the article the letter that Ken Kratz wrote to Avery this past year (I believe August, long before the documentary aired). In the letter you basically see Kratz’s “grab” for profit trying to convince Avery to tell his “confession” to him only. You can see that Kratz has been wanting to write a book and profit off of this case for a long time now.

    While Making a Murderer helped bring to light what a terrible person Kratz is…it’s unfortunate he will now be able to profit off of it…especially after facing zero consequences for his lewd and unethical behavior for decades.

  7. John J says:

    The ONLY person Ken Kratz is doing anything is for Ken Kratz. No one else. Furthermore, he should not be allowed to profit in any way from someone he so vilified in the public.

    • RICKY WILSON says:

      I agree 100% with the peoples opinion about Katz. He’e disgusting, but also disgusting is the so called appointed attorney who was suppose to represent Averys cousin. Here is a young man mentally challenged and he is appointed to represent this mans life basically and he lets him interview with the detective and now his life is essentially over. That cat needs to be disbarred. I hope I never need an attorney in Wisconsin. What a F—–ED UP DOJ that county has.

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