Making a Murderer attorneys to appear in Leeds

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Two unlikely stars of the hit Netflix documentary Making a Murderer are coming to Leeds to discuss the criminal justice system.

US attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, who have found global fame since acting as Steven Avery’s defence counsel in the true-life crime series, will appear at Leeds Town Hall on January 27.

The Wisconsin lawyers are visiting the city as part of a nationwide tour, and will take part in a ‘moderated discussion’ about the implications of the Avery case.

Netflix’s hugely popular series, filmed over 10 years, tells the story of Avery, who served 18 years in jail for a wrongful conviction of sexual assault and attempted murder before DNA evidence exonerated him in 2003. In 2005, Avery was arrested on charges of murdering photographer Teresa Halbach, and convicted in 2007. The show also follows the trial of Avery’s nephew Brendan Dassey, who was also implicated in the murder.

The pair have even become heart-throbs since appearing in the series, with female fans admiring their passion for the case.

The evening starts at 8pm and tickets are £27.50 in advance. Visit www.seetickets.com/event/dean-strang-jerry-buting-from-making-a-murderer/leeds-town-hall/1023981 to book.