Brendan Dassey, who was convicted as a 17-year-old of murdering Teresa Halbach in Wisconsin, has had his conviction overturned. Dassey, of course, became famous practically overnight after the success of Netflix’s hit tv show Making A Murderer. The State of Wisconsin has 90 days to refile before Dassey is free to go and presumably catch up on all of the Wrestlemania’s that he’s missed. Per Federal Court residing over case:
However, the state courts unreasonably found that the investigators never made Dassey any promises during the March 1, 2006 interrogation. The investigators repeatedly claimed to already know what happened on October 31 and assured Dassey that he had nothing to worry about. These repeated false promises, when considered in conjunction with all relevant factors, most especially Dassey’s age, intellectual deficits, and the absence of a supportive adult, rendered Dassey’s confession involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment.
Here’s hoping the state doesn’t refile and they just let this poor kid go home. .
[via Business Insider]
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