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Talk with 'Making a Murderer' defense attorney sells out in hours

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The obsession with "Making a Murderer" continues – a forum to discuss the case sold out within hours early Friday morning.

Dean Strang, one of Steven Avery's defense attorneys, is scheduled to appear at the Jan. 27 event held at Minneapolis-based Sisyphus Brewing to discuss the wider implications of the hit Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer."

Tickets for the event went on sale around 2:30 a.m. Friday, according to a post on the brewery's Facebook page, and they sold out of the 88 tickets by 8 a.m. that same day, CityPages reports.

Sisyphus Brewing says "The incredible amount of excitement" for the event has them working on additional options to view it, but they won't be adding a second discussion.

Tickets cost $15, with all proceeds being donated to the Wisconsin Innocence Project, the brewery's website notes. In addition to Strang, Twin Cities lawyers Joe Friedberg and Ron Rosenbaum will participate in the forum.

More on 'Making a Murderer'

(Note: If you haven't watched the series yet, this section may contain a few spoilers.)

"Making a Murderer" – a 10-episode Netflix documentary series that was filmed over 10 years – follows the case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2005 murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach.

The series goes over Avery's 2007 trial and questions the circumstances that led to his arrest and conviction. It suggests Avery was framed by law enforcement in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, and that his nephew Brendan Dassey – who was also convicted in connection with the crime – was manipulated by his defense team into confessing.

Avery’s case garnered a lot of attention when he was arrested for Halbach’s murder – he had recently filed a $36 million civil lawsuit against Manitowoc County for wrongful conviction. In 2003, Avery was exonerated after spending 18 years behind bars for a sexual assault he didn’t commit, according to the Innocence Project, which worked on Avery’s previous case.

That case led Wisconsin state legislators to pass the Avery Bill to prevent wrongful convictions. It was signed into law days before Avery was arrested for Halbach’s murder. (The bill was renamed out of respect for Halbach’s family.)

The Netflix series has gotten a lot of reaction from people across the country. Read more about it here.

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