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Sep 15 2016

Change starts with the people demanding reform

One of the biggest TV hits, indeed phenomena, of the past year, was the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, about the trial of Wisconsin man Steven Avery, who had previously been freed from prison after DNA evidence proved he was innocent of a rape and attempted murder conviction for which he had served 18 years.

Two of the most compelling figures in the series were Avery’s attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, and the Róisin Dubh is bringing the duo to Galway, on September 25, where they will discuss the systemic failures of the US criminal justice system, as well as the broader implications of the Avery case.

Buting is a prominent Wisconsin criminal defence lawyer who has featured in many high profile trial cases. He lectures nationwide and is frequently sought after for his knowledge in the use of expert witnesses and DNA evidence.

Read the full article on the Advertiser website.

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