Uproxx- During a Wednesday CNN appearance, Grace ran through a series of Nancy Grace-esque reasons why she still believes in Avery’s guilt, but this discussion boiled down to one alleged non sequitur. In response to whether Avery didn’t know his legal rights due to his lack of education (thereby allowing police to search his property without the presence of an attorney), Grace said that none of that matters:
“Are you suggesting that because they don’t have a law degree that he can’t commit a murder? That doesn’t make any sense. That’s a non sequitur. That does not follow. Maybe he doesn’t have a law degree. Maybe he didn’t go to college. But he darn well could commit a murder, and of course his family believes in him. “
Grace also believes Netflix performed a “miscarriage of justice” because (in her words) it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of Avery’s guilt except for the jury that convicted him. In addition, Grace spoke out on her own show last night to express disgust with how so many people are piling on the White House Petition to free the Making a Murder convicts.
I don't know much about the law. I can't tell you what would have to happen for Steven Avery, or anyone else for that matter, to be granted a retrial. Maybe he's worthy of one, maybe he isn't. Before five minutes ago I couldn't have spoken definitively on the the subject either way.
That is until I heard Nancy Grace's opinion. I don't think there has ever been a situation where I have agreed with Nancy Grace, and that holds true with this instance as well. However, if there were ever to be a time when we held similar viewpoints, I know I would throughly re-access my thought process on whatever matter was at hand. Don't ask me why, but as soon as she dropped "non-SE-QUIT-OR" I was instantly convinced that we have to get Steven Avery back in the courtroom. Her ability to make a potential murderer look like a sympathetic figure while in the midst of discussing all the reasons he is definitely guilty is enough for me to think that he probably deserves another opportunity to prove his innocence. At the very least, this Nancy Grace clip can be used as new evidence. It's a shame the internet was still in it's infancy back then, because the jury needed to see this before they deliberated. The only "miscarriage of justice" is that the people that put Steven Avery behind bars, potentially for the rest of his life, didn't know that they had the support of Nancy Grace when they did so. With all the hot air she's constantly blowing, Nancy Grace's opinion is the closest thing this case has to a 'smoking gun'. A smoking gun that undoubtedly needs to be brought to the stand before I feel comfortable saying that Steven Avery wasn't completely framed by shotty, corrupt police work.
P.S. What is Nancy Grace even talking about? She was there? She was where? At the trial? Are we sure that the person interviewed in this video wasn't just the disgraced county prosecutor with a voice changing machine in a Nancy Grace costume? She basically just regurgitated everything I had heard Ken Kratz say in an interview no more than 24 hours ago. Maybe she's the new sexting buddy. That would be quite the wrinkle. A disgusting, cringeworthy wrinkle, but a wrinkle nonetheless.