Conviction Overturned For ‘Making A Murderer’ Subject Brendan Dassey

Making A MurdererBrendan Dassey was one of two subjects placed in the spotlight in the hit Netflix series, "Making a Murderer." The docuseries followed the case of Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery who were sentenced to life for the 2005 murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach.

On friday, a federal judge in Milwaukee overturned the conviction of Dassey.

According to reports, Judge William E. Duffin found that investigators repeatedly made false promises to Dassey, who was 16 years old and a slow learner, in extracting a confession, which Dassey's legal team had maintained was coerced. The judge found that confession was involuntary in a 91-page decision.

"Making a Murderer" Directors/Executive Producers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos issued the following statement regarding the recent ruling:

"Today there was a major development for the subjects in our story and this recent news shows the criminal justice system at work.  As we
have done for the past 10 years, we will continue to document the story as it unfolds, and follow it wherever it may lead."

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