Nancy Grace says Netflix’s wildly popular, true-crime documentary, Making a Murderer, is “simply not true.”
The 10-part documentary tells the story of Steven Avery, who was imprisoned for 18 years following charges of a sexual assault and attempted murder but was exonerated in 2003 after DNA evidence proved him not guilty. In 2007 he was he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Teresa Halbach.
The documentary’s portrayal of the Halbach murder trial has caused many to question the justice system, but Grace says there is no need.
“When you really look at the forensic evidence, Steven Avery is guilty of murdering Teresa Halbach,” the legal commentator told ET at the TCA Hallmark Party. “And as a crime victim myself I resent the misbetrayal of the truth, and it makes people mistrust the system. And I don’t like what it’s doing to our justice system. “
The documentary became so popular that 129,000 people signed an online petition on WeThePeople asking President Obama to pardon Avery. But Grace says it doesn’t give audiences the entire truth.
“It’s a beautifully put together documentary that leaves out over half the story,” Grace explains. The 56-year-old TV host adds that she understands why people care, but thinks they are being “mislead.”
“I think Making a Murderer has caught so much attention because it motivates people to try and “do the right thing”; and I respect that,” she shared with ET. “I’m trying to do that too. They’re simply misled on the facts.”
Many celebrities have joined in on the discussion surrounding the court case. To see what they are saying watch the video below.