Oh yes, there is a definite possibility he did it, as in any murder trial. The did he or didn't he, is more of a spectator sport for the public. People can shout at each other until the end of time about this.
If the police did in fact plant evidence to make a stronger case, then their case wasn't strong enough to begin with, and they convicted him before he even went to trial, and that's not how justice works. And that seems to be the theme of the documentary. The gross misconduct of law enforcement, who are supposed to be representatives of the law, not the law itself. If the documentary seems to be siding with Steve, it's because he is the victim of this gross misconduct. Every American should be terrified by this documentary, not just because of the lengths law enforcement can to go to create a narrative based on their own biases, but because the system continues to allow it to happen.
Also, contrary to popular belief, IQ test are a poor measure of innate intellectual potential. The more tests you do the higher your score gets. Even the inventor of the IQ test, eventually admitted that IQ tests only measure the ability to do IQ tests. IQ tests can be culturally biased, so that certain ethnic or socioeconomic groups end up doing worse. The test is supposed to be designed to fit specific groups, so that they get 100 as an average. Also, a person with an IQ of 70 may be smarter than a person with the same score. So it does not accurately asses a person's intellect. This is to say that Steve's IQ shouldn't even really be part of the discussion.
But, I'm getting way ahead of myself. I have not finished the doc and have already learned more than I want to at this point (I didn't even know the outcome of the trial until now). Let me bow out until it's over.
Well it kind of does matter if he did it to me considering we may turn him loose on to the world. Not only is that awful for the victim's families but there is a real possibility he kills again. Sounds insane but him killing anyone after getting out is insane.
You are correct about the evidence. If the police planted any evidence at all of course they should be taken to task and I am very much horrified. Honestly even if he is found guilty again in a new trial they should still be investigated for evidence tampering.
His level of intelligence does matter because it has an impact on how well he could commit the crime. You wondered how he could possibly get some things right but fuck up other key parts and leave evidence.....theres your answer. I do agree though that IQ isn't the end all be all but it isn't exactly useless. Look at the way he writes, it's like a child.
None of this means he is guilty, honestly im not sure he is. After I watched the doc I was CERTAIN of his innocence but once you see what they left out it does leave you with doubts.