After taking on the KKK and ISIS , hacktivist group Anonymous appears to have found a new mission: assisting Steven Avery , a Wisconsin native convicted of raping and murdering photographer Teresa Halbach on flimsy evidence. Some of the evidence that ensnared Avery in the case was brought forward by Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department’s Sergeant Andrew Colborn and Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant James Lenk — evidence that was missed in numerous prior searches of Avery’s property. It takes viewers through his wrongful conviction and exoneration 18 years later for the rape of a woman from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
- Using a new Twitter handle, Anonymous has promised to release emails and phone records that will expose collusion between Lenk and Colborn.
- Avery is the subject of Making a Murderer, a new 10-part documentary series from Netflix .
- The two policemen were also suspected of discovering evidence that would have cleared Avery’s name in his first major case years earlier than his eventual release.