‘Making A Murderer’s’ Brendan Dassey Released From Prison
For Brendan Dassey, and those who watched Netflix documentary ‘Making A Murderer’ it seems as though Brendan Dassey was pulled into a situation as a young kid that he probably wasn’t meant to be involved in.
His uncle, Stephen Avery, was the authorities main, if not only person of interest in a case involving a deceased woman, Teresa Halbach, of which he was charged for rape and murder.
Then 17-year-old Dassey’s inability to consistently testify due to his low IQ in the borderline deficiency range, meant that he was charged too.
Avery and Dassey were both respectively sentences to life in prison.
Now, a judge’s decision means that now 26-year-old Dassey could be free in just 90 days unless the state refiles the lawsuit.
Making A Murderer looked into the trials and interrogations of both Avery and Dassey and scrutinised portions of Dassey’s meetings with law officials.
There was a clear lack of adult or legal representation in this meetings, which was highlighted in the documentary, and meant that Dassey, with his intellectual disability, seemed to place himself in the firing line, due to his inability to be consistent.
Both Avery and Dassey will continue to be the subjects of future episodes of Making a Murderer.
Avery is still serving his sentence with potential for his case to be appealed.
Outside of the court room, scientists have raised suspicions as to how blood and DNA may have been mishandled in the case. His former lawyers Dean Strang and Jerry Buting were hopeful that his case would be appealed in interviews following the show's release and success.
Source: Rolling Stone