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Exoneree Dwayne Dail Discusses His Thoughts On ‘Making a Murderer’

Dwayne Dail in 2007

Dwayne Dail is one of millions who has sat down to binge watch the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” since the documentary’s debut in December 2015. The series details the murder investigation of Teresa Halbach and the convictions of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey for her murder. For many, the documentary has caused outrage, as it makes a strong argument for the innocence of the accused.

Dwayne’s emotions ran much deeper than most while watching the story play out on his television. Dwayne lived through a similar experience that continues to haunt him to this day. Thoughts of his own struggles ran through his head as he watched what appeared to be the railroading of two innocent people. There is no way to properly comprehend the pain and despair one goes through when wrongly accused of a crime, unless you have lived through a similar ordeal yourself. Dwayne has experienced the nightmare firsthand, and has come out the other side as a survivor.

Dwayne Dail was wrongfully convicted in 1989 for the 1987 rape of a 12-year-old girl in North Carolina. He was sentenced to two life sentences plus 18 years. Dwayne suffered greatly in prison for 18 years before being cleared by DNA evidence in 2007.

Dwayne received a pardon and was declared actually innocent by the state of North Carolina. The DNA evidence that cleared Dwayne, also led to the actual perpetrator. Read More >>