Judge Jeanine annoyed by ‘Making a Murderer’ hype: ‘This isn’t a documentary’

Judge Jeanine Pirro took exception with the filmmakers of the hit Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer,” charging that they did not fairly portray both sides in the case.

The series focuses on Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, who were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in the death of Teresa Halbach in 2005.

Appearing Wednesday on Fox News’ “The Kelly File,” Pirro told host Megyn Kelly that some facts of the case are indisputable and that “there is evidence beyond a reasonable doubt” that Avery killed Halbach, but the filmmakers present the case as if it was a mystery.

“What they did was tried to sway their audience,” Judge Jeanine said, after Kelly noted that the series originated as a defense submission in the trial. “This isn’t a documentary.”

Because of the series, there is a growing movement calling for Avery’s release.

“If you make a decision that you are only going to present one side of the story, everybody’s going to start saying, ‘Oh my gosh, this guy is not guilty,'” Pirro said. “I’d believe it too if I saw Netflix.”

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