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Doc's popularity overwhelms Manitowoc County

Posted: 7:14 AM, Jan 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-07 11:56:36-05
Doc's popularity overwhelms Manitowoc County
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- The popularity of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" has resulted in a barrage of requests for records in the homicide case.
 
The custodian of those records, the Manitowoc County Clerk of Courts office, has been inundated with inquiries from local citizens as well as others from across the country who want to see the transcripts, exhibits and other documents.
 
Clerk Lynn Zigmunt says there are more than six banker boxes of material. She's assigned an employee to handle the requests each day. Zigmunt tells WBAY-TV  that on Wednesday a woman from Australia requested copies of the trial's entire transcript, and at $1.25 a page, she will be billed $6,000.
 
Zigmunt expects the requests to wane in the future because someone who has purchased the documents will likely put them online.