Appeals court upholds 'Making a Murderer' Brendan Dassey's overturned conviction
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - An appeals court has upheld a ruling overturning the murder conviction of one of the subjects of the Netflix documentary, "Making a Murderer."
Last August, a federal judge in Milwaukee overturned the 2007 conviction of 27-year-old Brendan Dassey.
He was originally convicted for killing Theresa Halbach. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison.
In August, the judge ruled Dassey's confession was obtained when investigators gave the then-16-year-old "false promises." He also cited Dassey's age, intellectual deficits, and the absence of a supportive adult in ruling the confession "involuntary."
The state has 90 days to retry Dassey. A spokesman for Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says that they are "evaluating" the decision.
Dassey's uncle, Steven Avery, remains imprisoned for the same murder.