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'Making a Murderer' attorneys coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater





Netflix's Making a Murderer has been the most talked-about streaming TV series of the past three months.

Will it still be on everyone's radar come August?

Dean Strang and Jerry Buting are counting on it. The defense attorneys for Steven Avery, the Wisconsin man at the center of the 10-part documentary series, are embarking on a speaking tour titled "A Conversation on Justice," and it'll hit Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on Aug. 20. Tickets are $43.25 and up, and they'll go on sale this weekend. Click here and here for details.

Strang and Buting became household names after the huge success of Making a Murderer, which chronicled Avery's conviction for a 1985 sexual assault and murder. The series covers numerous flaws in the case and in the justice system that found Avery guilty.

"I think this is an opportunity when we can provide an unfiltered discussion of the Avery trial and the lessons that were learned, and the things that we can’t do when the media talks to us, and they only have time to put two minutes on the nightly news," Buting said in a trailer for the tour. "This is a chance for a discussion we can have with people about our justice system."

The tour promises a conversation between the two attorneys, as well as a Q&A with the audience. The series is likely to be a frontrunner for at least a couple of awards at this fall's Emmys, meaning the Clearwater show could be a good way for Making a Murderer fans to get a fix before the ceremony.

"In essence, this is sort of like a director’s cut of what experiences we had and what lessons we’ve learned from that case and other cases in our career," Buting said.

Click here for all the details on the tour.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Monday, February 29, 2016 1:41pm]


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