Filmmakers on Subject's Guilt: 'We Don't Know' 'Making a Murderer' case continues to resonate By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Jan 5, 2016 2:48 PM CST 36 comments Comments A 2007 photo of Steven Avery. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File) (Newser) – The number of people who have signed a Change.org petition requesting a pardon for convicted murderer Steven Avery is now north of 265,000. Avery, of course, is the subject of the true-crime documentary Making a Murderer on Netflix, which raises doubts about the fairness of his trial. Some related reading: The two filmmakers talk to NPR about their 10-year project and weigh in on the question of Avery's guilt or innocence. "We don't know," says Laura Ricciardi. It's compelling TV for sure, but Daniel D'Addario at Time worries that programs like this (including Serial) give the audience a false sense of certainty. Sheriff Robert Hermann of Wisconsin's Manitowoc County would agree with the above sentiment. He tells the Hollywood Reporter that the documentary doesn't present a full picture and that he thinks "justice has been served." Either way, defense attorney Dean Strang emerges from all this as an "unlikely heartthrob," writes Lilit Marcus at the Guardian. Want to dig deeper? Fusion has story suggestions for those who have watched the documentary.