Lawyers who featured in the Netflix documentaries The Staircase and Making A Murderer are heading to NZ for a speaking tour.
Brendan Dassey’s attorneys Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin who featured in Making A Murderer will be joined by Michael Peterson’s attorney David Rudolf from The Staircase.
A post on Facebook explains, “Attorneys Laura Nirider, Steven Drizin and David Rudolf will bring their popular speaking tour to Australia & New Zealand in 2019!
“Laura & Steven from the Netflix smash docuseries 'Making A Murderer' and David from 'The Staircase' will join forces for a riveting night of “behind the scenes” insight into how police and prosecutors tipped the scales of justice in their efforts to convict Michael Peterson and Brendan Dassey.
“They will take questions from the audience with a follow up discussion of the most important issues raised in these incredible true-crime documentaries.”
Making a Murderer follows the trials of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Stephen Avery served 18 years in prison for the wrongful conviction of sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen. He was again charged in 2005 and convicted in 2007 for the murder of Teresa Halbach. Avery's nephew, Brendan Dassey, was accused and convicted as an accessory in the murder.
The Staircase documents the trial of Michael Peterson, who was convicted of murdering his wife Kathleen Peterson. Peterson was convicted in 2003 of beating his wife to death and sentenced to life in prison. Eight years later, he was released on house arrest after a judge found that the blood analyst who had provided essential evidence in the case against Peterson had given misleading and false testimony about the bloodstain evidence.
Ticket go on sale Tuesday 29 January at 10am local time. Find out more here.