Federal Appeals Court Blocks Release of Brendan Dassey
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay on Thursday, blocking the release of Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey.Earlier this week, Federal Magistrate Judge William Duffin ordered Dassey to be released from state custody by Friday.
BREAKING: Federal appeals court blocks release of Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series `Making a Murderer’
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 17, 2016
Almost immediately, the state of Wisconsin filed an emergency appeal asking that Dassey remain in prison. Dassey, now 27-years-old, was convicted in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. His story was featured on the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer.
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