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Judge orders release of Brendan Dassey in ‘Making a Murderer’ case
Update 11:18pm CT, Nov. 17: Brendan Dassey will not be freed from prison just yet. On Thursday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that Wisconsin officials should ignore the lower court order to release Dassey.
A federal judge has ordered the release of Brendan Dassey, the nephew of Steven Avery and subject in the Netflix documentary series, Making a Murderer. Dassey and Avery were convicted in 2007 for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.
Though it appears Dassey’s release was anticipated for today, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is trying to prevent Dassey’s release by filing an emergency motion.
According to the judge’s order, which was obtained by Milwaukee news station Today’s TMJ4, Dassey is to be released under certain conditions. Those stipulations include that he must provide his intended address, register as a sex offender, and he cannot have contact with Avery or with Halbach’s family.
In August, a federal judge in Wisconsin overturned Dassey’s conviction, though the state has since appealed the ruling. Dassey was 16 at the time of his conviction, and Dassey and Avery are both serving life sentences for Halbach’s murder.
Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.