Federal appeals panel says confession of Wisconsin prisoner, who was featured in the widely watched documentary, was improperly obtained
The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series Making a Murderer was improperly obtained and he should be re-tried or released from prison, a federal appeals panel ruled Thursday.
Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach’s death on Halloween two years earlier. Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach in the Avery family’s Manitowoc County salvage yard. Avery was sentenced to life in a separate trial.