Friday, August 12, 2016

'Making a Murderer' subject Brendan Dassey's homicide conviction has been overturned

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Brendan Dassey, who was just 17 years old when he was convicted for the murder of Teresa Halbach, has reportedly had his conviction overturned.

John Diedrich of the Journal Sentinel is reporting that Dassey will go free in 90 days if state prosecutors don’t refile.

Dassey is one of the primary subjects of Netflix’s hit true-crime docuseries “Making a Murderer,” which tracks the trials of both Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery, who were both convicted for the 2005 murder of Halbach on their family property in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.

Many who watched “Making a Murderer” were particularly aghast at the treatment of Dassey, who is learning-disabled and whose interrogation with police may have been marred by “interview contamination” — in which police let details slip to potential witnesses or suspects, leading them to believe and repeat certain facts.

We’ll update as more details come in…

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