FALSE ALARM: Brendan Dassey Will Not Be Released From Prison Quite Yet Thanks To The Appeals Court

By 11.17.16

On Monday, we reported that the federal judge who overturned the murder conviction of Making a Murderer‘s Brendan Dassey has ordered the now 27-year-old to be released from prison, under supervision.

Well, not so fast.

After spending nearly a third of his life behind bars at the maximum-security Green Bay Correctional Facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Brendan Dassey will have to wait a little longer to be released.

Via TMZ,

A federal appeals court just ruled … Wisconsin prison officials should ignore the ruling of a lower court, ordering the release of Dassey who was profiled on “Making a Murderer.”

The appeals court ruled it would be wrong to release the 27-year-old until prosecutors have a chance to appeal the ruling that the conviction was unconstitutional because it was based on an involuntary confession.

In August, a judge ruled that police tricked him into confessing to first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse, and second-degree sexual assault of photographer Teresa Halbach, coercing the then 16-year-old with a borderline intellectual disability into thinking  the could go home after confessing. The judge ruled that Dassey’s constitutional rights were violated based on the coaxing of the confession.


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