Calumet County prosecutor Ken Kratz got the Making a Murderer conviction but he still wanted more, according to a smarmy letter he sent last year informing Steven Avery he’d be “willing” to write a book about the trial, if Avery would just confess to him, and only him.
Avery’s new attorney, Kathleen Zellner, released a copy of the letter over the weekend on Twitter. In the note, typed on “Kratz Law Firm” stationary, Kratz seems to reference a missive from Avery requesting he investigate “other fingerprints found on Teresa Hallbach’s car” to see if Avery had been set up.
“Confess so I can write a book about it,” Kratz responds, visions of Vincent Bugliosi seemingly dancing in his head.
I apologize for misunderstanding your letters from a couple years ago, as I thought you were interested in being honest about what happened and finally telling the whole story to someone. Since I’m the person who probably knows more about your case than anyone else, I hoped that you would choose me to tell your story to.
Unfortunately, you only want to continue your nonsense about being set up. That’s too bad, because you had ONE opportunity to finally tell all the details, but now that will never happen.
By the way, the difference between you and famous convicted murderers from the past is they told their whole truthful story to someone, who then wrote a book about what actually happened and people got the understand both sides. I was willing to do that for you...
But shockingly, Ken Kratz was wrong about something—Steven Avery would, just a few months later, go on to become an incredibly famous convicted murderer—without any help at all from the now-disgraced prosecutor. Is this a great country, or what?