And the saga continues…
As we reported last month, a federal judge overturned Brendan Dassey's conviction claiming his coerced confession violated his Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. Because of this, the 26-year-old will leave jail in November.
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As seen on Making A Murderer, the Wisconsin-native — along with uncle Steven Avery — were charged with the rape and murder of Teresa Haibach.
However, the Netflix star just faced another obstacle in his journey to freedom.
On Friday, the state of Wisconsin is appealing Dassey's overturned conviction. According to Attorney General Brad Schimel:
"We believe the magistrate judge's decision that Brendan Dassey's confession was coerced by investigators, and that no reasonable court could have concluded otherwise, is wrong on the facts and wrong on the law… Two state courts carefully examined the evidence and properly concluded that Brendan Dassey's confession to sexually assaulting and murdering Teresa Halbach with his uncle, Steven Avery, was voluntary, and the investigators did not use constitutionally impermissible tactics."
Regardless of whether he is truly guilty or not, Brendan is going to face another uphill battle.
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