‘An instant true-crime classic’ Burl Barer, Edgar Award winning true crime author
This is the story of one of America's most notorious wrongful convictions, that of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who spent eighteen years in prison for the violent assault of Penny Beernsten. But two years after he was exonerated and poised to reap millions in his wrongful conviction lawsuit, Steven Avery was arrested for the exceptionally brutal murder of Teresa Halbach. The “Innocent Man” had turned into a cold blooded killer. Or had he?
Michael Griesbach is a veteran prosecutor who worked with the Wisconsin Innocence Project on the case which led to Avery’s exoneration in 2003. Examining thousands of pieces of evidence across both cases, The Innocent Killer exposes the failings of the justice system and its shattering consequences.
‘A shocking example of what can happen when our justice system fails’ Barry Scheck, Co-founder of the National Innocence Project
‘Destined to be one of this year's top true crime books’ True Crime Book Reviews
‘The Innocent Killer is about tragedy, but it's also about hope’ Penny Beernsten,