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Revenge! ‘Making A Murderer’ Prosecutor ‘Considering’ Lawsuit Against Filmmakers

‘Making A Murderer’ Prosecutor Interview
Source: ABC

Jan. 6 2016, Updated 7:37 p.m. ET

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Every TV show has its bad guy, and in Making A Murderer, prosecutor Ken Kratz is certainly the villain.

The former Calumet County District Attorney, who, as shown on the hit Netflix docuseries, led jurors to convict local Wisconsin man Steven Avery of murdering young photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005, doesn't appreciate the filmmakers' depiction of his role in the famous trial.

And now, Kratz tells in an exclusive interview, he is "considering" filing a defamation lawsuit in order to seek justice.

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"Any response is being considered by me at this time," the 55-year-old lawyer replied when asked if he was thinking of taking legal action.

In order to get his side of the story out to Making A Murderer fanatics who strongly believe he sent an innocent man to prison back in 2007, Kratz is also weighing his options outside of the courtroom.

"I've been asked, 'Am I going to write a book, am I going to respond in a formal way, or try to create a rebuttal documentary,'" he added. "I'm being encouraged to do all of those things, and I'm considering it."

Last week, executive producer Laura Ricciardi said she encouraged Kratz to create his own documentary in order to "discredit" her series, co-created with Moira Demos.

While Kratz says he would be interested in making such a production, he insists he just doesn't have the time.

"I have a job!" the D.A.-turned-Kratz Law Firm criminal defense attorney said. "I don't have the luxury of sitting around for ten years and hand picking thousands of hours of footage to try to weave a story together to fit my agenda. I don't have an agenda."

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"My job was to convince twelve people of this man's guilt and I did that. And that, from my perspective, should have been the end of my involvement."

As reported, many MAM viewers, including Avery's own mother, Dolores, believe the 53-year-old was framed for the grisly murder just two years after his exoneration from a sexual assault conviction. (He served 18 years behind bars for the crime before DNA proved his innocence.)

"The cops lied!" she told on Tuesday morning. "I feel terrible for Steven."



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