Brendan Dassey from 'Making a Murderer' won't go free Friday

Brendan Dassey from 'Making a Murderer' won't go free Friday

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is appealing both the overturned conviction and the order for release and says until that process is complete Dassey should stay in prison.

According to a Wisconsin Department of Justice release obtained by TheWrap, Dassey will be discharged from prison no later than Friday at 8 p.m. The state chief legal advisor had filed an emergency motion to stay Dassey's release. In successfully arguing for a stay of any release, Schimel said Dassey should remain imprisoned because the state was likely to win on appeal.

Dassey and his uncle, Stephen Avery, were given life sentences for the murder and sexual assault of Teresa Halbach. Under the terms of the order, Dassey would be subject to supervision by the Eastern Wisconsin Federal Probation Office.

They argue that Mr Dassey voluntarily confessed to the murder of Ms Halbach and poses a danger to society.

As we reported, a lower court overturned Dassey's conviction in August, and the same court ordered his release last week. He ordered that Dassey be released from jail by 8pm on Friday the 18th of November.

Dassey's attorneys released a statement in response to the decision, saying they were "disappointed more than words can say".

"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". He had been found guilty of helping his uncle who was the focus of the documentary, Steven Avery, kill Teresa Halback in 2005 in Manitowoc County, WI. Dassey was sentenced by the court to life in prison.

Schimel filed an emergency motion late Tuesday afternoon to prevent Dassey from being released from Columbia Correctional Institution. The judge ruled investigators tricked Dassey, who was 16 at the time and suffered from cognitive problems, into confessing would set him free.



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