Making a Free Man
A federal judge has overturned the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, who was featured in the Netflix show Making a Murderer.
NEWS BRIEF A federal judge in Milwaukee overturned Friday the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, who was convicted as a teenager of killing Teresa Halbach, and whose case was the subject of the Netflix show Making a Murderer.
Brendan Dassey must be released from custody in 90 days, unless the State wants to retry him #MakingAMurderer pic.twitter.com/FPppy7rR91— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) August 12, 2016
John Diedrich, a reporter with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reported that the federal judge in the case called the actions by Dassey’s attorney “indefensible.”
Judge: Repeated false promises ... Dassey's age, intellectual deficits ..absence ofsupportive adult, rendered confession involuntary— John Diedrich (@john_diedrich) August 12, 2016
The Netflix series Making a Murderer describes the story of Steven Avery and Dassey, Avery’s nephew. They were both convicted in 2005 for Halbach’s murder, and are serving life sentences.