Explosives threat one of many in Avery case
Bomb threats to a Wisconsin county sheriff’s office made with an apparent reference to “getting justice” for the convict profiled in the popular Netflix series “Making a Murderer” is the latest in a long string of threats made to the department and its officers since the series went online.
Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department Inspector Gregg Schetter says of the dozens of threats made to his department, four have been referred to the FBI and state agents because they include specific targets.
Two threats referencing explosives were made Wednesday evening. Nothing suspicious was discovered.
The series questions whether Steven Avery, who was convicted of killing photographer Teresa Halbach a decade ago, was treated fairly. It implies the department’s deputies planted evidence — a claim that authorities have denied.