Netflix's Making a Murderer is under fire for leaving vital evidence out of its "documentary" coverage.
The 10-part series released on December 18, by film-makers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, depicts a true-crime saga that raises questions over whether Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man convicted of the 2005 murder of a young woman, was guilty of the crime or whether he was framed by law enforcement officials.
The prosecutor in the case, Ken Kratz, said viewers convinced of Avery's innocence did not get to see important evidence that led a jury to convict him, the New York Times reported.
Kratz says the series "really presents misinformation".
He resigned as prosecutor in 2010 and declined to be interviewed for the documentary because he did not believe the film would be impartial.
According to pajiba.com some of the evidence that was left out of the series includes:
• Some of Avery's past criminal activity which included threatening a female relative at gunpoint and dousing a cat in oil and throwing it on a bonfire. (Avery did admit in an early episode that he threw a cat over a fire, but did not include these details.)
• In the months leading up to Halbach's disappearance, Avery had called Auto Trader several times and always specifically requested Halbach to come out and take the photos.
• Halbach had complained to her boss that she didn't want to go out to Avery's trailer anymore, because once when she came out, Avery was waiting for her wearing only a towel.
• On the day that Halbach went missing, Avery had called her three times, twice from an unknown number to hide his identity.
• The bullet with Halbach's DNA on it came from Avery's gun, which always hung above his bed.
• Avery had purchased handcuffs and leg irons, like the ones Avery's then-16-year-old nephew Dassey described holding Halbach, only three weeks before.
• In Dassey's illegally obtained statement, Dassey stated that he helped Avery move the RAV4 into the junkyard and that Avery had lifted the bonnet and removed the battery cable. Even if the blood in Halbach's car was planted by the cops, there was also non-blood DNA evidence on the bonnet latch.
Kratz also claims phone records have been left out of the popular series.
However, Laura Ricciardi told The Wrap: "All of the most significant evidence of the state is in the series. It was a nearly six-week-long trial, and it would just be impossible for us to include all of the less significant evidence."
Since the series was released Avery has received a wave of support, including more than 269,000 signatures on a petition asking US President Barack Obama to pardon him.