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Making A Murderer Just Got Brendan Dassey's Controversial Conviction Overturned!

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It's finally happening!

Netflix had a surprise hit in late 2015 when Making a Murderer introduced the world to the potentially wrongful convictions of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey.

The uncle and nephew pair were found guilty to varying degrees of the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach despite glaringly obvious evidence of police incompetence… but fans will be happy to know that the case just had a new development!

Related: Making A Murderer's SIX Emmy Nods Earn It A 2nd Season!

That's because a federal judge just overturned Brendan's conviction on Friday on the grounds that his coerced confession violated his Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights!

U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin went on to say that Brendan must be released from custody in the next 90 days unless prosecutors attempt to retry him… but hopefully this good news will at least lead to a retrial for Steven as well.

We will continue to update you as this story develops.

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