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.
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.