Netflix Staircase lawyer on the rise of crime docs

As crime documentaries and public court cases are growing in popularity, we speak with one of the most respected US attorneys, David S Rudolf, about why that is.

David is best known for his work defending American Michael Peterson, who was charged with murdering his wife Kathleen at their home in North Carolina back in 2001.

The case, and subsequent appeals were eventually shared in the Netflix documentary series The Staircase, in one of the most closely followed cases ever documented.

David discusses the background to his decision to become a lawyer, why the series was so special, and considers why crime docs and public court cases are so popular today.

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