More bad news for Brendan Dassey of Making a Murderer 4 years ago

More bad news for Brendan Dassey of Making a Murderer

Brendan Dassey's bid for freedom has been hit by yet another setback.

Dassey, one of the subjects of Netflix's explosively popular documentary series Making a Murderer, has learned that the US Supreme Court will not hear an appeal of the decision that upheld his conviction for the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005.

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There was much outcry for Dassey's case to be reviewed after the release of Making a Murder. The series documented Dassey's questioning by two police detectives without an adult or a lawyer present. At the time, Dassey was 16 with a debilitatingly low IQ.

Dassey was convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach along with his uncle Steven Avery, who is now serving a life sentence for the crime.

A federal magistrate overturned the conviction last year, but the Wisconsin Department of Justice appealed that decision up to a U.S. Appeals Court, which in a 4-3 ruling found the confession to be voluntary.

Today, Steven Avery's former lawyer Jerry Buting announced the Supreme Court's decision on Twitter. He argued that the Supreme Court had "passed on a huge opportunity to improve justice, especially for juveniles."

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Buting also wrote a message urging Dassey and his supporters to not to give up hope.

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