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Dassey attorneys ask for his immediate release

Dassey attorneys ask for his immediate releaseā€

But the 27-year-old, one of two men serving life sentences featured in the Netflix series, could face a re-trial after a panel of three judges on Thursday ruled against the U.S. prosecutors' appeal.

Lawyers for Brendan Dassey filed papers Friday with the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals asking that he be released on his own recognizance, saying Thursday's decision by a three-judge appeals panel left no reason for further delays. His confession to police, which was central to a Netflix documentary, was found to be coerced.

In its first season, Netflix Original #documentary series Making A Murderer explored the alleged wrongful conviction of Steven Avery, and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, (who was 16 at the time) for the 2005 rape, murder, and mutilation of photographer Teressa Halbach. Dassey was 16 at the time of the confession.

Making a Murderer sparked a great deal of debate when it debuted on the streaming platform in December 2015. Ken Kratz told the Avery jury that Halbach took a picture of a vehicle at the home of George and JoEllen Zipperer on October 31, 2005, then drove to the Avery property where she was killed later that afternoon.

Dassey was featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer".

Steven Avery is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole. Avery was behind bars for 18 years before DNA tests cleared his name.

Two years later, Avery brought a USA $36-million lawsuit against Manitowoc County for the wrongful conviction. "A Wisconsin Department of Justice spokesman said to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "[The state is] evaluating the 2-1 decision from the court.

A three-judge panel from the 7th Circuit upheld the magistrate's decision to overturn Dassey's conviction.

In a joint statement, Dassey's lawyers said they were "overjoyed".

Brendan Dassey could soon be a free man.

Court documents stated that Dassey IQ's was "assessed as being in the low average to borderline range".

Throughout the interrogation, investigators told Dassey, then a high school sophomore whose IQ had been measured between 74 and 81, that "honesty" is what they wanted to hear and that it's "the only thing that will set you free".

"Dassey's family is concentrated in northeastern Wisconsin".

As with most legal proceedings, this one is a sensitive and complex process. Moreover, Dassey has a strong interest not to flee ... Authorities insisted the series was biased.

Dassey's uncle, Avery, remains convicted of murder but continues to challenge that conviction from prison.



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