Judge Frees Making A Murderer's Brendan Dassey From Prison

Publish Date
Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 11:51AM


The NZ Herald is reporting that Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey is set to be released from prison today.

Dassey, who is now 26, was serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.

In August a judge ordered his release ruling his constitutional rights being violated during and in the lead up to his nine-day trial.

Judge William Duffin explained police had made false promises to Brendan.

When taken into account along with this learning difficulties and age, the judge found they meant his confession was "involuntary".

But in September the decision was cast in doubt as prosecutors launched an appeal.

However, a judge has now reportedly ordered Dassey's release and his lawyer confirmed he is set to be released today pending the appeal.

Read the full report at NZ Herald

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