The popular Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer tells the story of Wisconsin man Steven Avery. In the 1980s, Avery was wrongfully convicted of rape. He was exonerated and released from prison in the early 2000s, thanks to new DNA evidence. Then, only a few years after his release, he was again convicted and sent to prison along with his nephew, Brendan Dassey. This time, the crime was murder.