Don’t go DVRing WrestleMania and expect to see Brendan Dassey cheering in the crowd just yet. Last month, Dassey had his conviction overturned by a federal magistrate judge. However, Wisconsin’s attorney general is appealing the ruling that overturned the conviction and now Dassey might not get out of prison. Poor kid still thinks he might make his 7th-period Phys. Ed class.
His conviction was overturned because the federal magistrate judge believed that investigators used deceptive tactics to coerce a then 16-year-old Dassey to confess to helping his uncle Steven Avery rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.
The judge ordered that Dassey be released within 90 days, unless prosecutors appealed or retried him. That appeal happened on Friday afternoon when Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel’s office appealed the ruling to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The documents outlining the state’s arguments will come at a late date.
Dassey has been in jail for a decade now, and he is serving a life sentence, just like Avery. Dassey was one of the unfortunate stars of the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.”