CALL 205.538.3340

The Law Office of J.D. Lloyd Logo Because There’s Hope After the Trial


After The Trial Blog

The After The Trial blog presents insights on ongoing and recent trials around the state of Alabama, including weekly criminal law round-ups.

Making A Murderer, Season Two Premieres October 19th

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, October 05, 2018

A few weeks ago, the popular streaming service Netflix announced the second season of its critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning original documentary series Making a Murderer.
Producers, writers and directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, who spent an estimated decade gathering information on the 2007 conviction of Steven Avery and his 16-year-old nephew Brendan Dassey in the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach for the first season, will reportedly provide "an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved." Part of the season will allow the viewers to meet Avery's postconviction lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, as she uncovers new evidence about Halbach as well as the reasoning behind the jury's conviction. As the first season revealed, Avery received a life sentence with no possibility of parole.


The other side of the docuseries will shed light on the journey of Dassey's postconviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin (Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth), as they try to pursue appeals on the behalf of the now 28-year-old. As we saw in June, these efforts for appeals led the lawyers and Dassey to interactions with the Eastern District of Wisconsin and multiple panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit before SCOTUS denied to review and hear Dassey's appeal this past June. Dassey's taped confession with police while he was an unaccompanied minor, his low IQ, his apparent confusion regarding the consequences of his confession and his lawyers' efforts to get the confession thrown out all represented crucial elements of the documentary's original season. Though Avery's sentence does not have the possibility of parole, Dassey could be released in 2048.
The new ten-episode season will premiere on Friday, October 19th (Brendan Dassey's 29th birthday), though Netflix has yet to whether they will make all episodes instantly available or if the episodes will be released one at a time.

Recent Posts


birmingham alabama Guy Terrell Junior mike gilotti aziz sayyed department of justice Glaze v State boaz alabama hurst mandamus debtor prison Xavier Beasley Neil Gorsuch benjamin todd acton edwards v arizona Lucky D Arcade smith v state pell city alabama eighth amendment, Sardis Alabama Mike Hubbard criminal justice reform, social media russell calhoun drug smuggling limestone county alabama Samuel Alito Jefferson County Alabama court systems, hoax destructive devices morris alabama warrior alabama stoves v state scotus death penalty, domestic violence ferguson missouri Alabaster alabama maryland court of special appeals fraud prostitution sting cullman alabama alabama criminal law roundup abuse pinson alabama dekalb county alabama Joshua Reese moving violations strickland v washington Justice Sotomayor home repair fraud blount county alabama utah v strieff foley alabama state of alabama Marengo County Alabama shooting cherokee county alabama capital offenses negligent homicide habeas corpus relief constitutional law, Easter anniston alabama, debit card skimming scams fultondale alabama gun rights huntsville alabama baldwin county alabama burglary tuscaloosa alabama hoover alabama bessemer alabama US Supreme Court Update john earle redfearn IV v state arson alabama SCOTUS, christmas shooting alabama supreme court drug busts utah supreme court levins v state robberies adnan syed, drug possession, § 13A-3-23(d) immunity hearing fairfield alabama, sexual assault brendan dassey, steve avery, making a murderer, scotus, netflix § 13A-3-23 bernard v north dakota eugene lee jones v state tarrant alabama felony assaults lauderdale county alabama springville alabama operation crackdown illegal gun carry death penalty eric sterling OJ Simpson economic growth implied consent fort payne alabama murder oneonta alabama street racing shooting death sheffield v state netflix concealed carry Benn v State William Pryor editorial beylund v north dakota stanley brent chapman shoplifting clarence thomas pruitt v state brian fredick lucas montgomery alabama Malone v State Stephen Breyer st clair county alabama hanceville alabama executions apprendi v new jersey south carolina state of arizona Etowah County Alabama, dothan alabama greene county alabama endangerment of a child battles v state midazolam brady v maryland Kareem Dacar Gaymon warrantless blood draws sarah koenig serial peyton pruitt capital murder decatur alabama keith v state identity theft mountain brook alabama Shonda Walker, homicide rate criminal justice calhoun county alabama lethal injection Wesley Adam Whitworth the mannequin challenge bailey v us mcwilliams v dunn operation bullseye drug crimes Eutaw Alabama huntsville forced isolation moore v texas mulga alabama self defense trussville alabama CCA update betton v state morgan county alabama drug trafficking, domestic abuse court of criminal appeal releases abduction Walker County Alabama Gardendale Alabama capital punishment ring v arizona rainbow city alabama towles v state birchfield v north dakota Hillary Clinton, crime of passion Fentanyl pelham alabama nathan woods marion county 2016 election, church robberies mccalla alabama gadsden alabama fake kidnapping, judicial override theft fraudulent checks aiding and abetting assault minor offenses theft of property ake v oklahoma talladega superspeedway lamar county 28 U.S.C. § 2254 narcotics investigation underage drinking adger alabama abandonment LWOP department of justice, ex parte briseno heflin alabama shelby county dora alabama making a murderer jerry bohannon Pleasant Grove Alabama christian guitierez Briarwood Presbyterian Church alabama law enforcement agency sixth amendment asia mcclain illegal gambling Thomas Hardiman kenneth eugene billups road rage court of criminal appeals parole brendan dassey banville v state drug seizure albertville alabama blountsville alabama mount olive alabama hurst v florida baltimore city circuit court campbell v state hall v florida Woods v State unlawful manufacturing steve avery Tommy Arthur gun control texas car accident Donald Trump, Tracie Todd Kay Ivey nicholas hawkins mobile alabama kimberly alabama animal cruelty New York Times bomb threat Rule 32 sentencing law and policy blog summaries embezzlement armed robbery florence alabama eleventh circuit ruling Alonzo Ephraim OJ Simpson Made in America alfonso morris Dylann Roof West Alabama homicide brookside alabama madison alabama breaking and entering criminal mischief heritage christian university Ingmire v State drug activity lethal injection drugs attempted murder second amendment constitutional violations terell corey mcmullin kidnapping public assistance fraud npr legende v state Adamsville alabama avondale alabama fourth amendment



These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among  other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Get Free Legal Advice  Contact us for a complimentary legal consultation

I am interested in scheduling a free legal consultation and receiving additional information.

Submitting Form...

The server encountered an error.

Thank you, your  entry has been  received.

© 2017 The Law Office of J.D. Lloyd, LLC. All Rights Reserved. |


As required by Rule 7.2(e), Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.