Making a Free Man

Dan Powers / AP

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.

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.”

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.