Brendan Dassey’s Sentence Is Reportedly Being Overturned And He Is Being Released From Prison In The Next 90 Days
Via ABC 12:
“Brendan Dassey’s conviction in the death of Teresa Halbach has been overturned.
Dassey was sentenced to life with no parole for 41 years after being convicted in 2007 of first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault, and mutilation of a corpse in the killing of Halbach in Manitowoc County.
The ruling says Dassey, who is Steven Avery’s nephew, is to be released from custody within 90 days.
He is being held at Columbia Correctional Institution.
Avery remains convicted of murder, but continues to appeal that conviction.”
Choo choo!! All aboard the Season 2 train. Listen, I’m going to be honest, I really have no idea what the hell happened to Teresa Halbach. I’ve read so many theories about Making A Murderer that one of my girlfriends broke up with me and found a new boyfriend without me realizing. It’s consumed my life. And I still don’t know what to think. Yes, it was one of the worst instances of mishandling of evidence and allowing prior opinions to cloud judgement in favor of a fair and balanced trial, but also, Steven Avery made me really fucking uncomfortable. However, even though I think he knows more than he’s letting on, I do feel as if the evidence did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he did it. Plus, with all controversy surrounding it and the announcement that the series will get a season 2, it was only a matter of time before things started moving. And now they have, because Dassey’s getting out. My opinions on Dassey are all-over the map. For one, I once student taught at a school for children with mental disabilities and Dassey intimately reminds me of the kids I used to work with, so I do not think it was fair or ethical to put him on the stand and hold his word as Gospel. On the other, the kid seemed to know more about the case than someone who has no idea what went on should. At the end of the day, however, kids like him do not belong in prison. If anything, they belong in a correctional facility that can attempt to rehabilitate them through therapy and state-supervised educational strategies. So I’m pretty pumped that, according to sources, the kid will be released in 90 days. I’m sure there are plenty of factors as to why this happened that we will learn as this story develops further but, at the end of the day, it can’t hurt the docu-team’s plans as I’m not sure how you can make a season 2 if both of your main subjects are behind bars.
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