Ken Kratz, the special prosecutor in the increasingly baffling case of Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery, is now working on a book aimed at telling "the whole story," WBAY reports. Kratz says he's felt an "obligation" to Teresa Halbach's family since the much-discussed Netflix docuseries premiered back in December, though a recent tweet from Avery's new lawyer would appear to reveal that Kratz has been planning this book since at least September:
As Kathleen Zellner succinctly notes, Kratz' alleged letter is essentially a request for Avery to confess so that he can get on with this whole business of tossing a book together. "Since I’m the only person who probably knows more about your case than anyone else, I hoped that you would choose me to tell your story to," Kratz writes. "Unfortunately, you only want to continue your nonsense about being set up."
Of course, Kratz hasn't exactly been a beloved figure since the release of Making a Murderer. Just days after the series hit Netflix queues across the globe, a slew of impassioned viewers stormed Kratz' Yelp page with bad reviews. According to Kratz, he also received various death threats. "I was offered the good cheer that I should get stomach cancer for Christmas," Kratz told CNN shortly after the series' premiere.
With plans for a second season of Making a Murderer currently looking very likely indeed, befuddled viewers have continued to propose alternate (and often quite convincing) theories on the murder of Teresa Halbach. One theory in particular, which apparently took shape as a YouTube comment before graduating to Reddit, alleges that Avery was the tragic victim of two independent frame-ups from Manitowoc County officials and a member of his own family.