Movies & TV | 11 months ago

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.

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