A lawyer who featured in a hugely popular true crime programme will appear at The Lemon Tree later this year.
Making a Murderer became a household name when it first aired on Netflix in December 2015, telling the story of Steven Avery, who was imprisoned for a brutal murder. Now Avery’s defence attorney Jerry Buting, who is featured heavily in the documentary, will share his thoughts on the case.
A Conversation with Jerry Buting will take place at The Lemon Tree on Monday, August 14, with tickets going on sale tomorrow (Friday).
APA chief executive Jane Spiers said: “This is a very exciting date for us and for all Making a Murderer fans out there. The documentary gripped the nation and as one of the show’s most compelling figures, defence attorney Jerry Buting won the hearts of many. I’m confident this will be an absolutely fascinating evening and tickets are bound to sell quickly.”
Attorney Jerry Buting will participate in a moderated discussion regarding the operations of the criminal justice system, as well as the broader implications of the Steven Avery case.
The case gained recognition worldwide when the 10-part documentary aired. Film-makers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos focused on the story of Manitowoc County man Steven Avery, who served 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He was exonerated in 2003 by DNA evidence, but found himself behind bars again for the murder of a local photographer, Teresa Halbach. The series also covers the story of Avery’s nephew Brendan Dassey, who was also charged in the murder. Dassey’s case has had many twists and turns and although he currently remains in prison, lawyers are fighting for his freedom.
Tickets are available from aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone on 01224 641122 or in person at the Box Office at The Lemon Tree and HMT.