Brendan Dassey’s Conviction Overturned
Brendan Dassey is one step closer to being a free man.
The subject of Netflix’s hit series, “Making A Murder” was railroaded into a confession and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Teresa Halbach.
However, on Friday (August 12) a judge overturned Brendan’s conviction ruling that his constitutional rights were violated. Tell us something we DON’T know.
A federal judge just ruled Dassey’s constitutional rights were violated when he was grilled, then tried for the murder of Teresa Halbach.
The judge ruled authorities crossed the line by interrogating the then 16-year-old without an adult present. The judge said authorities exacerbated the problem by assuring Dassey they were on his side.
And the judge said, “Dassey’s borderline to below average intellectual ability likely made him more susceptible to coercive pressures than a peer of higher intellect.”
And the judge had problems with the bluffs — investigators told Dassey at least 24 times they knew exactly what happened to Teresa. The judge said the false assertions had a “powerful effect” on Dassey — presumably prompting his confession.
Wisconsin prosecutors have 90 days to decide if they want to retry Dassey.
It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out.
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