Making A Murderer Update 30: Suspect George Zipperer #makingamurderer



In recent weeks, a suspect in Making a Murderer has become George Zipperer. A call between detectives Weigart and Remiker indicated that Teresa Halbach may have stopped at the Zipperer property after visiting Stephen Avery’s yard. When questioned by the police, Zipperer lied about his own activities and denied Teresa had ever been there.

A local source close to the events, posted a theory on Reddit under the name Escvelocity:
My theory is that George Zipperer shot Teresa thinking she was trespassing. The Zipperers called chief deputy Eugene Kusche, because they knew him personally. Eugene then contacted deputies Lenk and Colburn, then it was all downhill from there. However, Steven Avery retained excellent attorneys and threw a wrench into things by pushing the framing defense.

According to the Zipperers’ Wiki page:
The Zipperers live at 4433 County Trunk B, near route 310, south of the Avery salvage yard. JoEllen lived at the property with her husband George, daughter, and grandson Jason.
At trial JoEllen testified that she thinks Halbach was there "mid-afternoon," "maybe around 3:00", which was an estimate. She was there for about 15 minutes. She did not say where she was going next. She left a message prior to arriving "that she was having trouble finding our house, but I was outside so I didn't hear it until later, after she was gone. But she found the place." JoEllen did not see Teresa leave.
Teresa could have arrived as early at 2:30pm, could have been 3:00 or a little after. JoEllen was outside raking in the garden and not wearing a watch.
When police called twice on November 3, George Zipperer spoke to them.
Outside the presence of the jury and witness, Dean Strang told the court that Corporal (Leslie) Lemieux of the Calumet County Sherriff's Department made a report that shows she started working on the missing person investigation at about 5:00 on November 3. She reports a call to George Zipperer where he is belligerent on the phone. There is also a report of Investigator John Dedering of Calumet calling at about 9:40pm, says George is extremely belligerent. Strang says he intends to show that George lied about his own activities and Jason's activities, about whether Teresa Halbach was a trespasser, threatened to have a dog eat anyone who came onto the property, wanting Teresa Halbach arrested after being told she was a missing person, and denying that he had contacted Auto Trader or arranged for photographs of the car.

The theory now is that Teresa was at the garage looking to photograph a car and George Zipperer mistook her for a trespasser and shot her.  Another source has told me that the Zipperer grandson in jail knows all the details, and is ready to reveal what his grandfather did to Teresa. Maybe Kathleen Zellner was at the wrong property with her luminol. How can anyone test the Zipperer’s original garage for blood if it has been destroyed?

Amendment: A new garage was being built in 2015 and it is finished now. The garage door is not centered on the new garage and it is on the old one. It is a new garage with a different roof pitch. This has been in progress since 2015. The garage back in 2005 - that could hold answers to Teresa's disappearance - is now gone.

Call between Weigart and Remiker, confirming Zipperer's was the last stop before Teresa disappeared:

Full call:



Shaun Attwood 

Tags: steven avery, brendan dassey, ken kratz, manitowoc, len kachinsky, robert hermann, teresa halbach, jerry pagel, calumet county, jerome buting, makingamurderer, dean strang, michael o'kelly, mark wiegert, rob herrman, sherry culhane, jerome fox, tom fassbender, manitowoc county sheriff's office, teresa halbach, michael griesbach, the innocent killer, making a murderer, george zipperer

Making A Murderer Update 29: Ken Kratz Rape Case

Here's a court document showing that Ken Kratz allegedly forced himself sexually on one of his multiple victims:

On the sexual assault charge filed by the lawyer Thomas Basting, Kratz never spent a day in prison. The charges were negotiated down, so that he would only have a four months license suspension and a fine of $23,904.10, with the sexual assault left out of the conviction. Kratz basically played the system by blaming his addiction, and resumed practicing law. To avoid paying the fine, he filed bankruptcy.

"Kratz has rationalized his poor behavior by confessing to various addictions: to Ambien, to Vicodin, to Xanax, and to sex, though he fails to point to either medical records or expert medical testimony that would explain the exact nature and severity of his conditions, or how they may have affected his ability to conform his behavior to ethical rules."

The court bargaining process is like negotiating a deal for a used car. Over time, the defendant usually agrees to a penalty provided the most serious charges are dropped. Technically, the sexual assault remains an allegation only, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.

Finger pointers are often the ones doing the stuff they accuse others of. Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey were accused of sexual assault by Kratz. They are serving time for something they didn't do, whereas Kratz is a free man, enjoying the limelight of media interviews and planning on writing a book.

Click here to read the original documents of the Kratz sexting and rape case.

What Kratz Left Out 1
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What Kratz Left Out 3
What Kratz Left Out 4
What Kratz Left Out 5







Juror 11's Recent Statemen

Click here for Update 3  - Response From Innocence Project

Click here for Update 4 - Another Suspect 

Click here for Update 5 - Lawyer Dean Strang Speaks Out

Click here for Update 6 - Suspicious Damage to Teresa's Car

Shaun Attwood 

Tags: steven avery, brendan dassey, ken kratz, manitowoc, len kachinsky, robert hermann, teresa halbach, jerry pagel, calumet county, jerome buting, makingamurderer, dean strang, michael o'kelly, mark wiegert, rob herrman, sherry culhane, jerome fox, tom fassbender, manitowoc county sheriff's office, teresa halbach, michael griesbach, the innocent killer, making a murderer

Prison Survival Advice 1: Don't Drop The Soap

One of the most common questions I get asked in schools is whether I dropped the soap in the shower. Here's an extremely graphic video about prison rape I made with The Other Side Productions, including scenes from Shawshank Redemption and American History X.



For distributing Ecstasy, I served almost six years in some of Arizona’s toughest jails. Rape was so common that I had to attend a rape class. Unsure what the class entailed, I joined dozens of prisoners in a room, facing a beat-up TV and CO3 Dunn, a burly staff member in plain clothes and wearing a cowboy hat. Prisoners started yelling: 
“What’s this crap?”
“It’s a rape pageant!”
“How many times have you been raped in the past month?”
“You can’t rape the willing, dog! We’re gonna get all the details about getting raped. They’re gonna show us a video and give us free rape kits.”
“Stun guns.”
“Tasers.”
“Knockout drops.”
“Chloroform.”
“Condoms.”
“Everyone shut the hell up!” CO3 Dunn banged his fist on a table. “This program is truly mandatory. They handed me the video and said, ‘Do it for everyone.’ P.R.E.A. stands for the Prison Rape Elimination Act. It covers inmates and staff, for whom there is zero tolerance for sexual assaults. Let’s get onto the video.”
The out-of-focus TV showed a round table of prisoners, a guard and a female warden. The first inmate – serving a sentence for a minor crime – described moving to an adult facility at seventeen. He was encouraged to drink alcohol brewed illegally in prison laced with psychotropic medication. He detailed getting gang-raped. His assailants tossed a coin to decide who owned him. The winner protected him in return for sex. The second inmate described how his neighbour hung himself after being raped. The next section was titled “What to watch for.” The video showed sweets left in a cell by rapists sat in a day room. A young inmate picked the sweets up, exited the cell, put them on a table and said, “I’m not interested.” The rapists looked defeated.
The classroom erupted with laughter.
“It’s the kind of people that laugh at this video that are most likely to commit sexual assaults!” CO3 Dunn yelled.
The video warned us not to take things from predators. Stamps. Coffee. Writing supplies. New prisoners should stay at the back of the chow line to avoid sitting in the wrong seat. They should stay away from gambling, drug debts, isolated areas, and have friends watch their backs.
CO3 Dunn paused the video. “If you don’t have the heart to help someone out, you’re an animal not a man, including staff. If it was your sister or brother, you’d help. I remember a youngster, scared as hell, fresh out of juvenile hall. The fellas were wrestling with him. I told him, ‘You need to stop those guys putting the body bump to you.’ He said, ‘They’re just playing.’ He was a bitch within two days. They turned him out. It doesn’t matter how big or bad you think you are, four or five guys can hold anybody down. No one is immune. Any sex is now classed as rape, willing or unwilling, with prisoners or staff. Prisoners will be prosecuted, and staff will be fired and prosecuted for rape.”
A prisoner raised his hand. “What if you get caught having sex with yourself? Is that rape?”
Ignoring the question, CO3 Dunn restarted the video, which showed a hungry new arrival accepting food from a predator. He had to repay the debt with oral sex.
The class laughed and howled.
The predator told the new arrival that he was preventing others from hurting him, but if the oral stopped, the protection would end. The new arrival continued the oral. The next scene showed a predatory guard ordering an inmate to clean an isolated area, and raping him.
The video returned to the roundtable, where an inmate urged rape to be reported and concern forms filled out. The female warden urged victims not to destroy the physical evidence. “Don’t shower, brush your teeth or use the bathroom.” A prisoner stated that rape can turn a five-year sentence into the death penalty by diseases such as AIDS.
“What are you gonna do if sexually assaulted?” CO3 Dunn asked.
“Shank the rapist!”
“Then you’re gonna go to lockdown. Predators need to be off the yard. Personally, I think they should be hung by their dicks until dead, but that’s not the way to go in here. Report it!”
Everyone mocked the ridiculousness of reporting anything.
“Report it to who?”
“Me,” CO3 Dunn said.
“And suffer the consequences. Getting shanked for being a snitch? It’s a no-win situation.”
“I understand there’s pressure on snitches, but reporting is the only way to get rapists prosecuted. This isn’t a trivial matter. Would you like it if a new prisoner came in today and got raped?”
“He’d better become a man overnight.”
“You guys need to back him up. Someone needs to talk to me. It’s the only way to create a safe environment for all of us. OK. Class dismissed.”
Sadly, after the class, a young mentally-ill inmate was gang-raped and put in lockdown for his own protection. No one reported anything.

If you don’t want to suffer the consequences of dropping the soap in prison, follow my advice in the PSA video. I emerged from prison with my anal virginity intact.

Shaun Attwood

Making A Murderer Update 28 : Supervillain Ken Kratz



Click here to read the original documents of the Kratz sexting and rape case.

What Kratz Left Out 1
What Kratz Left Out 2
What Kratz Left Out 3
What Kratz Left Out 4
What Kratz Left Out 5


Juror 11's Recent Statemen

Click here for Update 3  - Response From Innocence Project

Click here for Update 4 - Another Suspect 

Click here for Update 5 - Lawyer Dean Strang Speaks Out

Click here for Update 6 - Suspicious Damage to Teresa's Car

Shaun Attwood 

Tags: steven avery, brendan dassey, ken kratz, manitowoc, len kachinsky, robert hermann, teresa halbach, jerry pagel, calumet county, jerome buting, makingamurderer, dean strang, michael o'kelly, mark wiegert, rob herrman, sherry culhane, jerome fox, tom fassbender, manitowoc county sheriff's office, teresa halbach, michael griesbach, the innocent killer, making a murderer

Making A Murderer Update 27 - Solving Making A Murderer: The Bones



What Kratz Left Out 1
What Kratz Left Out 2
What Kratz Left Out 3
What Kratz Left Out 4
What Kratz Left Out 5


Juror 11's Recent Statemen

Click here for Update 3  - Response From Innocence Project

Click here for Update 4 - Another Suspect 

Click here for Update 5 - Lawyer Dean Strang Speaks Out

Click here for Update 6 - Suspicious Damage to Teresa's Car

Shaun Attwood 

Tags: steven avery, brendan dassey, ken kratz, manitowoc, len kachinsky, robert hermann, teresa halbach, jerry pagel, calumet county, jerome buting, makingamurderer, dean strang, michael o'kelly, mark wiegert, rob herrman, sherry culhane, jerome fox, tom fassbender, manitowoc county sheriff's office, teresa halbach, michael griesbach, the innocent killer, making a murderer

Making A Murderer Update 26 - What Kratz Left Out 1: No Murder Weapon



Outside of speculation, Kratz never presented a murder weapon that could be conclusively linked to Steven Avery. The Avery’s were hunting folk, and bullets were found all over their property. Kratz presented a single crushed bullet that had no grooves on it, therefore rendering it unable to indicate which weapon had fired it. Kratz claimed the bullet had Teresa’s DNA on it, yet the bullet didn’t have any blood on it and had been contaminated by an incompetent lab technician. Kratz theorised that it had been fired by Steven Avery’s .22 without a shred of proof because the bullet was unreadable. At least one of Avery’s neighbours had a .22 rifle at home. Kratz claimed Teresa was chained to a bed, raped, tortured and had her throat slashed, yet he failed to produce any physical evidence such as marks or scratches on the bed frame. The knife that allegedly slashed Teresa’s throat was never found, nor were any handcuffs, chains or ropes with her DNA. If Teresa was shot eleven times, where were the other ten bullets? They should have fell out of her body at the burn site. Could it be that there was no murder weapon in the homes of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey because they didn’t murder Teresa? 

Juror 11's Recent Statemen

Click here for Update 3  - Response From Innocence Project

Click here for Update 4 - Another Suspect 

Click here for Update 5 - Lawyer Dean Strang Speaks Out

Click here for Update 6 - Suspicious Damage to Teresa's Car
Shaun Attwood 

Tags: steven avery, brendan dassey, ken kratz, manitowoc, len kachinsky, robert hermann, teresa halbach, jerry pagel, calumet county, jerome buting, makingamurderer, dean strang, michael o'kelly, mark wiegert, rob herrman, sherry culhane, jerome fox, tom fassbender, manitowoc county sheriff's office, teresa halbach, michael griesbach, the innocent killer, making a murdere

Making A Murderer Update 25 - What Kratz Left Out 2: Bone Damage



Teresa’s bones were found in multiple locations, the majority of them in Steven Avery’s burn pit, some in a burn barrel by Bobby Dassey ’s house, and some in a quarry almost half a mile away. If Steven Avery was a criminal mastermind when it came to cleaning up DNA, why would he leave the majority of Teresa’s bones outside of his house? Surely, the rural land and forest around the Avery yard would have been a better way to hide the bones.

A Canadian expert testified at the trial that the bonfire outside of Steven Avery’s house was incapable of causing such heat damage to the bones. It would have required a crematorium level of heat to reduce the bones into such a highly fragmented state, including considerable damage to the long bones, pelvis and skull. A lot of people are assuming Steven Avery is guilty because bones were found outside his property, which on the surface, is rather incriminating. But Kratz isn’t talking about how Steven’s bonfire couldn’t possibly have burnt the bones to a crisp because it suggests that the bones were moved there to frame Steven. Kratz was never interested in the truth as then his theater performance in court would have fallen apart.

     
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Juror 11's Recent Statemen

Click here for Update 3  - Response From Innocence Project

Click here for Update 4 - Another Suspect 

Click here for Update 5 - Lawyer Dean Strang Speaks Out

Shaun Attwood 

Tags: steven avery, brendan dassey, ken kratz, manitowoc, len kachinsky, robert hermann, teresa halbach, jerry pagel, calumet county, jerome buting, makingamurderer, dean strang, michael o'kelly, mark wiegert, rob herrman, sherry culhane, jerome fox, tom fassbender, manitowoc county sheriff's office, teresa halbach, michael griesbach, the innocent killer, making a murdere

Making A Murderer Update 24 - What Kratz Left Out 3: Teresa's Car Was Towed



In the pic, notice on the right hand side that a piece of Teresa's Rav4 below the light is missing. This could have happened if the car was towed onto the back of the Avery lot through the quarry with a tow strap, and while being towed it bumped into the back of the vehicle towing it, smashing the front headlight, knocking out the blinker light and loosening the fasteners on the wheel well cover. Whoever is towing stopped, picked up the blinker and threw it in the back and went on their way. The missing front left blinker was found in the trunk. While towing Teresa's car through the quarry (directly south of the Avery lot) the bumpy/hilly terrain wiggled the wheel well cover loose and it fell off. The plastic screws/clips break very easily in low speed front corner hits. They break loose just a fastener or two and the weight of itself pulls it down into the tire, which then rips it off.

In pic 2, note the quarry sand and wheel well cover peeled back, suggesting a tow.

The Sheriff’s Department had easy access to tow trucks as Sheriff Robert Hermann and his family own a salvage yard – Cleveland Auto Sales & Salvage – in direct competition with the Avery’s yard. Hermann’s salvage business boomed after the Avery’s name was ruined in the local community. Also, if Steven Avery was so good at getting rid of DNA, why would he leave Teresa’s car on his yard to be easily discovered by someone acting under the guidance of God? 

Juror 11's Recent Statemen

Click here for Update 3  - Response From Innocence Project

Click here for Update 4 - Another Suspect 

Click here for Update 5 - Lawyer Dean Strang Speaks Out

Shaun Attwood 

Tags: steven avery, brendan dassey, ken kratz, manitowoc, len kachinsky, robert hermann, teresa halbach, jerry pagel, calumet county, jerome buting, makingamurderer, dean strang, michael o'kelly, mark wiegert, rob herrman, sherry culhane, jerome fox, tom fassbender, manitowoc county sheriff's office, teresa halbach, michael griesbach, the innocent killer, making a murdere

Making A Murderer Update 23 - What Kratz Left Out 4: Zero Credible DNA



Teams of police spent eight days searching the Avery property for Teresa’s DNA. Violent torture and rape produces bodily fluids that splatter everywhere. It’s impossible for amateurs to clean up that biological material, yet after eight days, all that the teams found was deer blood. If Teresa had been raped, the sheets and mattress would have been contaminated with bodily fluids – none of which were found. Kratz’s claim that Steven and Brendan used bleach to clean the scene up is ludicrous. It was based on bleach allegedly found on Brendan’s jeans. How many of us as kids bleached our jeans or how many of our parents used washing powder and bleach to clean our clothes? If they had cleaned the scene so perfectly with bleach, then there would have been no traces left of deer blood. Supposedly the crushed bullet in Avery’s home had Teresa’s DNA on it, but no blood on it, indicating that her DNA may have been planted on it by rubbing the bullet against clothes she had worn, which would have contained skin DNA. The lack of DNA evidence would have caused most rational-minded police departments to start looking elsewhere for a crime scene, but in Manitowoc, when the evidence doesn’t fit their agenda, they plant it, especially when $36 million are on the line.  

Juror 11's Recent Statemen

Click here for Update 3  - Response From Innocence Project

Click here for Update 4 - Another Suspect 

Click here for Update 5 - Lawyer Dean Strang Speaks Out

Shaun Attwood 

Tags: steven avery, brendan dassey, ken kratz, manitowoc, len kachinsky, robert hermann, teresa halbach, jerry pagel, calumet county, jerome buting, makingamurderer, dean strang, michael o'kelly, mark wiegert, rob herrman, sherry culhane, jerome fox, tom fassbender, manitowoc county sheriff's office, teresa halbach, michael griesbach, the innocent killer, making a murdere