For those who also watched the Netflix series, you'll be happy to hear the hapless nephew -- who "confessed" to a murder so he could get back to class on time -- is getting out.
The Associated Press reports:
A man whose homicide conviction was overturned in a case profiled in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” has been ordered released from prison while prosecutors appeal. U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin on Monday ordered the release of Brendan Dassey. Duffin ruled in August that investigators tricked Dassey into confessing he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape, kill and mutilate photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. The state has appealed that ruling. Dassey’s supervised release was not immediate and is contingent upon him meeting multiple conditions. He has until noon Tuesday to provide the federal probation and parole office with the address of where he planned to live. Dassey was 16 when Halbach died. He’s now 27.I'm still not convinced one way or the other about his uncle, but at least there's finally some justice for this poor kid who lost 11 years of his life. Now let it continue by NOT retrying him for something he obviously had nothing to do with. (There was NO BLOOD in the bedroom!)