'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey has conviction overturned
"Making a Murderer's" Brendan Dassey has had his conviction overturned by a federal judge in the Teresa Halbach murder case. Dassey had been convicted of 41 years in prison on first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault, and mutilation of a corpse.
Dassey, along with his uncle Stephen Avery, was the subject of Netflix's hit documentary series "Making a Murderer." The 10-part series followed Avery's first conviction which landed him in prison for 18 years until he was exonerated. He was later accused of murdering Teresa Halbach, a photographer who had photographed his car for Auto Trader magazine.
The series also covers the controversy surrounding both arrests and subsequent convictions. According to "Making a Murderer" the police coerced confessions out of Dassey and planted evidence to bring in Avery.
At the moment, if the State chooses not to refile, Dassey will be free in 90 days.
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