publication date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 (part of Spring 2017)

category: Crime

clue: Wisconsin made him a rapist. Netflix made him famous. It's unclear who made him a murderer.

explanation: Avery was falsely convicted of rape and successfully sued his Wisconsin county. He was later convicted of murder in a case that has raised questions about law enforcement having enough of a vendetta to frame him. The first season of the Netflix series Making a Murderer is about him. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff


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