Tuesday 20 February 2018

WATCH: Comedian Jena Friedman conducts bizarre interview with Making a Murderer prosecutor Ken Kratz who says 'I was a dick'

Jena Friedman interviews Making a Murderer prosecutor Ken Kratz
Jena Friedman interviews Making a Murderer prosecutor Ken Kratz
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

For some reason Ken Kratz, the former prosecutor featured in Netflix's Making a Murderer, agreed to an interview with a comedian and the results are utterly bizarre.

Kratz was a Wisconsin DA who headed up the investigation and prosecution of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, who are both serving time for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach.

The conviction was the second for Avery, who had previously been convicted and cleared of a crime he didn't commit, after he spent 18 years in prison.

Making a Murderer charts Avery's life over a decade from the time he was arrested for the murder in 2005 and examines the alleged failings of the criminal justice system in investigating that crime.

Ever since the 10 part documentary aired on Netflix last month, Kratz has been receiving hate mail.  He spoke to former Daily Show producer and comedian Jena Friedman about his experiences, the trial, and the bizarre fact his star sign was Leo for 25 years and then changed to Cancer...

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Of how he is portrayed in Making a Murderer, he says, "I was a dick.  Some of that was bravado that was necessary for the presentation of the case.  But some of that was me.

"And I think it's important that people understand that I'm not that person anymore."

Kratz now works as a defence attorney.  However, he was happy to talk about the alleged failings of the criminal justice system, including the alleged tampering with and planting of evidence.

Friedman asked Kratz if he had gained any admirers as a result of Making a Murderer and he said he had not. Friedman said that even serial killer Ted Bundy had admirers.

"I understand that.  I'm not Ted Bundy.  I'm not nearly as charming as he was," replied Kratz.

Kratz also suggests that Friedman has a "pathetic" crush on Dean Strang, the attorney representing Avery in the series and Friedman then goes on to ask Kratz, "If you were to sext me what adjectives would you use?"

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The entire interview is utterly bizarre.  Check it out.  Also beware of some strong language.

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