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"Making a Murderer" is returning to Netflix

CALIFORNIA -- Emmy-nominated crime documentary series "Making a Murderer" is returning to Netflix with new episodes, the streaming service announced on Tuesday.

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The series focuses on Wisconsin native Steven Avery, who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit. Avery was exonerated in 2003 by DNA evidence. Two years later though, Avery was back behind bars -- this time, accused of murder.

Avery was convicted in 2007 for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach and sentenced to life in prison.

"This next chapter will provide an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, as well as, the emotional toll the process takes on all involved," a press release from Netflix said.

Avery's teenage nephew, Brendan Dassey, is also at the center of the documentary. Dassey confessed to being an accomplice in the murder.

"The episodes will offer exclusive access to Avery's new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Dassey's legal team, led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, as well as intimate access to the families and characters close to the case," Netflix said.

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Critics have slammed the popular series for leaving out incriminating evidence against Avery.

Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos spent 10 years working on "Making a Murderer."

"We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series. The viewers' interest and attention has ensured that the story is not over, and we are fully committed to continuing to document events as they unfold," they said in a statement.

Netflix did not give a release date for the new episodes.

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