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Making A Murderer's Brendan Dassey Will NOT Be Released — As Judges Reverse Decision DAYS After He Was Granted Release!

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Yet another curveball was thrown in this long, twisted court battle.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey would be released from prison while prosecutors appealed to overturn his conviction.

This great news followed the August overturn of the 27-year-old's 2007 murder conviction — but after being granted a momentary chance at early freedom, it turns out Dassey will have to continue to fight the law from behind bars.

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On Thursday, a panel of federal appellate judges upheld a motion filed by Wisconsin prosecutors to keep Dassey in jail as they appeal his overturned conviction.

According to The Associated Press, Dassey's release from prison was a sure thing until

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Making A Murderer's Brendan Dassey Will Be Released From Prison While Prosecutors Appeal His Overturned Conviction

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Good news for Brendan Dassey during this legal roller coaster.

On Monday, a federal judge ruled that the Making A Murderer subject will be released from prison while prosecutors appeal his overturned conviction.

For those of you who may not know, in 2007, the Wisconsin resident was found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering Teresa Halbach.

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A key part of the now-27-year-old's conviction was his confession, in which he detailed how he and his uncle, Steven Avery, allegedly assaulted and murdered the photographer.

However, the Netflix docuseries seemed to show Brendan was coerced into providing that confession, after his mental ability was called into question and his court-appointed lawyer didn't hesitate to take a deal.

So, in August, Judge William E. Duffin overturned the young man's murder conviction. But,

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Making A Murderer's Steven Avery Dumps 'Gold Digger' Fiancée Just Days After Announcing Engagement!

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No more conjugal visits for these two…

The most surprising thing to come out of Netflix's Making a Murderer wasn't the fact that Brendan Dassey's conviction got overturned… it was that Steven Avery somehow found love behind bars!

As we previously reported, the subject of the Emmy-winning true crime docuseries announced his engagement to paralegal Lynn Hartman just last week following a few months of dating by mail.

Related: Making A Murderer's FOUR Emmy Wins Earn It A 2nd Season!

Unfortunately, the public attention proved fatal for the pair's love life… because they've already ended their engagement after just a matter of days!

According to a Facebook post by Steven's former fiancée Sandra Greenman over the weekend, an upcoming episode of Dr. Phil actually caused the incarcerated icon to call things off with his "golddigger" of a girlfriend:

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Making A Murderer's Steven Avery Is Taking New DNA Tests To 'Conclusively Establish His Innocence' Following Brendan Dassey's Overturned Conviction!

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He could soon be getting his day in court!

It's been nearly 11 years since Teresa Halbach was murdered, but thanks to the success of Making a Murderer on Netflix, the controversial case is still getting new developments to this day.

Fans of the 10-part docuseries were overjoyed two weeks ago when a judge decided to overturn Brendan Dassey's conviction due to a coerced confession, and now we're hearing good news in regards to Steven Avery as well!

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That's because it was reported on Friday that the 52-year-old Wisconsin native has already taken new DNA tests to "conclusively establish his innocence" once and for all… he just needs them to be analyzed!

According to a hand-delivered motion from Steven's lawyer Kathleen Zellner, the improved tests would be "the most comprehensive, thorough, and advanced forensic testing ever requested by a criminal defendant in the State of Wisconsin," saying:

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Nancy Grace SLAMS Brendan Dassey's Overturned Conviction — And Gets Promptly Schooled By Lawyer!

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She just got law schooled!

There may still be a strong debate over whether Making A Murderer star Steven Avery actually murdered Teresa Halbach, but the same can't be said about Avery's nephew Brendan Dassey — whose conviction of Halbach's rape and murder was overturned by a federal judge last week.

Most people who watched the Netflix docu-series cheered over the case's newest development, but Nancy Grace isn't among those applauding the release of the 26-year-old.

Related: Steven's Ex-Fiancée Fears His Release Will Lead To Murder!

On Monday night's taping of her HLN show, Grace asked attorney David Bruno to explain how a judge could overturn Dassey's conviction.

The attorney cited the fact that Dassey's statement was not voluntary, and video evidence shows that officers used "promises and pressures" to coerce him into involuntary confession during his interrogation.

But Grace wasn't impressed by that answer, and responded by saying

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Making A Murderer Creators Speak Out About Brendan Dassey's Overturned Conviction!

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It was a big day for Brendan Dassey!

The Making A Murderer subject had been behind bars after detectives seemed to coerce a confession regarding the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.

But on Friday, a judge overturned Brendan's controversial conviction, claiming it violated his Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

Related: Steven's Ex-Fiancée Does NOT Want Him Released From Prison!

Later that same day, the creators of the Netflix docuseries, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, opened up about the exciting announcement, saying in a statement:

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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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