A lawyer who starred in globally popular true crime programme Making A Murderer is set to host a discussion in the Granite City later this year.
Making A Murderer first aired on TV streaming site Netflix in 2015 to huge acclaim, telling the story of Steven Avery, who was imprisoned for a brutal murder.
Now, Avery’s defence attorney Jerry Buting, who is featured heavily in the documentary, will share his thoughts on the case at The Lemon Tree on Monday, August 14.
Jane Spiers, APA chief executive, said: “This is a very exciting date for us and for all Making a Murderer fans out there. The documentary gripped the nation and, as one of the show’s most compelling figures, defence attorney Jerry Buting won the hearts of many.
“I’m confident this will be an absolutely fascinating evening and tickets are bound to sell quickly.”
Attorney Mr Buting will participate in a moderated discussion regarding the operations of the criminal justice system, as well as the broader implications of the Mr Avery case.
The 10-part documentary, created by filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, focused on the story of Manitowoc County man Mr Avery, who served 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He was exonerated in 2003 by DNA evidence, but found himself behind bars again for the murder of local photographer Teresa Halbach.
The series also covers the story of Mr Avery’s nephew Brendan Dassey, who was also charged in the murder. The filmmakers are currently making a second series of the show.
The Lemon Tree will also feature viral poetry sensation Neil Hilborn from Texas, on Friday, August 18, who boasts over 100 million views to his credit.
Tickets are available from aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone on 01224 641122 or in person at the Box Office at The Lemon Tree and HMT.