TWEETS: There was a quite a reaction to Brendan Dassey’s murder conviction being overturned
It’s still sinking in.
In case you somehow missed it, news emerged late on Friday evening that Brendan Dassey had his conviction overturned for the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005.
The Halbach murder case was the subject of the wildly popular Netflix series Making a Murderer, a second series of which will come to Netflix at a yet to be confirmed date.
In the ruling in Milwaukee, federal Magistrate William Duffin found that investigators had made a number of false promises to Dassey during a series of interrogations.
"These repeated false promises, when considered in conjunction with all relevant factors, most especially Dassey’s age, intellectual deficits, and the absence of a supportive adult, rendered Dassey’s confession involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments," Duffin wrote.
“The Wisconsin Court of Appeals’ decision to the contrary was an unreasonable application of clearly established federal law.”
As a result of the ruling, Dassey could walk free from prison within 90 days; it’s fair to say that the news caused quite a stir when it broke on Friday night.
Wrestlemania might have been mentioned once or twice...
Brendan Dassey writ granted to reverse his conviction. Justice finally strikes!
— Jerome Buting (@JButing) August 12, 2016
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) August 12, 2016
The biggest thing about Making a Murderer was the wrongness of Brendan Dassey's conviction. Steven Avery's was murky. Dassey's malicious.
— Michael Castillo (@MichaelCastFS) August 12, 2016
Don't tell Brendan Dassey what happened at Wrestlemania. He has it on tape, waiting for him.
— James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) August 12, 2016
— LilRed💜Indictments (@MeganBigMouth) August 12, 2016
Wow, Brendan Dassey conviction overturned!! Great news. Now, let the real truth unravel! #FreeStevenAvery
— Thomas Parker (@TomParker) August 12, 2016
Brendan Dassey can finally go to Wrestlemania 😌
— Greg Bennett (@GreggyBennett) August 12, 2016
Looking forward to the next season of @MakingAMurderer even more now that Brendan Masseys conviction has been overturned!
— Sean St Ledger (@seanstledger12) August 12, 2016
— Andrew Goldstein (@AngeGold) August 12, 2016