Over the last couple months, have you developed your own “Making a Murderer” theory? Are you convinced that some evidence was overlooked that could get Steven Avery out of jail — or, kept there? Well, now you finally have the chance to tell Avery’s legal defense team all about it in person.
Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, the small-town lawyers who became overnight stars thanks to Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” have announced plans for a four-month tour of North America. Whether you dream of offering your own take on how that key got into Avery’s trailer, or simply want to give Capra-esque attorney Strang a high-five, here’s your chance.
Titled “A Conversation on Justice,” the tour will hit such major cities as Boston, New York and Los Angeles, as well as smaller locales like Nashville, Durham and Columbus. Tickets can be purchased starting Friday (March 4) on their website, and you can also follow the tour on Twitter on Facebook for more info.
“Strang and Buting’s tour will involve the two attorneys in conversation about the Steven Avery case and its broader implications,” a press release announcing the tour reads, “as well as a discussion on the larger topic of the American criminal justice system.”
As the pair make their way across the US, they will not only offer their thoughts on the facts that made “Murderer” a national sensation in early January, but will also participate in a Q&A that will let you live out your fantasy of being one of those reporters in the oft-depicted journalist press conferences they held throughout the Avery trial. Also, Buting and Strang plan to offer their views on everything from OJ to Robert Durst and Adnan Syed.
“At a time when the nation is gripped with pressing questions about the fairness and effectiveness of our criminal justice system,” the release says, “concerns that have been highlighted by true crime narratives from ‘Making A Murderer,’ ‘Serial’ and ‘The Jinx’ to the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, Strang and Buting will be exploring and discussing our process of justice today and throughout history. Reviewing these situations, they will highlight the imperfections in our judicial system and suggest improvements that are sorely needed.”