Monday, November 14, 2016

Brendan Dassey Released From Prison

From FOX6 News:
A federal judge has ordered the release of Brendan Dassey, the man convicted of helping his uncle kill a woman in a case profiled in the popular Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” while prosecutors appeal his overturned conviction.

As part of the motion, Dassey must provide to the court the address of his intended residence no later than noon on Tuesday, November 15th. He has also been ordered not to have any contact with the family of Teresa Halbach or co-defendant Steven Avery. He must also not possess a firearm or any controlled substance. Dassey’s trial is also restricted to the Eastern District of Wisconsin — and he “shall not obtain a passport.”


UPDATE, November 17, 2016: Dassey won't be released from prison on Friday, November 18.

From the New York Times:
A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked the release of Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” from a prison in Wisconsin while the state appeals a judge’s decision to overturn his conviction on murder and sexual assault charges.

Mr. Dassey, 27, was to be freed by 8 p.m. on Friday from Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wis., after a federal judge, William E. Duffin, overturned his conviction in August and ordered his release on Monday.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit agreed to an emergency motion filed on Wednesday by the state Department of Justice to keep him behind bars until the appeal of his overturned conviction is settled, according to WBAY, a local TV station.

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