Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey Has Conviction Overturned by Appeals Court

Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey Has Conviction Overturned by Appeals Court

Brendan Dassey, whose life was documented in Netflix show Making a Murderer, has had his murder conviction overturned.

A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled 2-1 to uphold a federal judge’s ruling last year that overturned Dassey’s conviction for the 2005 crime.

Magistrate Judge William Duffin had ruled in August that the conviction was based on a coerced confession that Dassey, now 27, gave as a 16-year-old with a learning disability.

Duffin ordered Dassey freed in November, but his release was halted while Wisconsin authorities appealed the decision.

The judges’ three-sentence judgment ordered Dassey freed unless Wisconsin elected to retry him within 90 days or appealed the ruling.

Johnny Koremenos, a spokesman for Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, said his office was evaluating the decision.



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