Judge orders supervised release of nephew in 'Making a Murderer'

On Monday, a Wisconsin judge ordered the release of Brendan Dassey, now 27, whose trial was featured in the much-talked-about Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, The New York Times reported Dassey was originally convicted for the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Unfortunate co-star of Making A Murder Brendan Dassey has been ordered to be freed from prison immediately. But in August, a judge ruled in favor of Dassey, acknowledging that he was tricked into confessing to the crime.

Since the hit TV series Making A Murderer was released onto Netflix the world can not seem to get enough of the Steven Avery case.

Dassey's conviction was overturned in August of this year and the state of Wisconsin had 90 days to release him.

He had until noon Tuesday to provide the federal probation and parole office with the address of where he planned to live. He is also prohibited from having any contact with Halbach's family or his uncle.

In 2007, Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery, were found guilty in the sexual assault and killing of Halbach. He called it "so clearly involuntary in a constitutional sense that the court of appeals' decision to the contrary was an unreasonable application of clearly established federal law".

"That's what I'm focused on right now, getting him home, getting him with his family and then helping him to re-integrate back into society while his appeal plays out", Drizin said.

In a brief filed with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Attorney General Brad Schimel urged the appeals court to reject Dassey's claim that his confession was coerced.

Investigators had alleged that Avery "lured" Halbach to the family salvage yard in Manitowoc County by asking her to take photographs of his minivan.

The two men were sentenced to life in prison, a sentence Avery is now serving.

Court documents described Mr Dassey as a slow learner who has difficulty understanding language and speaking.

He is pursuing his own appeal for his conviction.



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