‘Making A Murderer’ Subject Brendan Dassey Ordered Released By Judge

Denise Petski
Deadline

A U.S. Magistrate Judge in Wisconsin has ordered Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey released from federal prison while prosecutors appeal his overturned conviction.

Judge William Duffin today ordered Dassey released with multiple conditions as court proceedings continue.

Dassey, one of two men whose murder convictions were chronicled in the hit Netflix docuseries, was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 for his alleged participation in the death of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach. His uncle Steven Avery was found guilty of Halbach’s murder. Judge Duffin overturned Dassey’s conviction in August, ruling that the court found his confession was involuntary. That was followed by a notice of appeal by Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel.

The 10-episode Making a Murderer chronicled — and questioned — the murder convictions of Avery and Dassey. The case gained national attention after its December premiere.

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