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Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey loses quest to have confession thrown out: Part 1

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Anyone who watched Netflix’s hit 2015 documentary Making a Murderer is familiar with the case of Brendan Dassey, a 17-year-old Wisconsin youth who was convicted of helping his uncle murder Theresa Hallbach. Last Friday, a bitterly divided Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals likely defeated any remaining chance Dassey had of having his conviction overturned and being released.

Some background for those who never saw the series or are unfamiliar with the case:

Brendan’s uncle Steven Avery spent 18 years in Wisconsin state prison for sexual assault until DNA evidence exonerated him in 2003. He sued Manitowoc County for his wrongful conviction and became something of a local cause celebre for that movement, inspiring state legislation targeted at reforming police and prosecutorial tactics.

But in November 2005, Avery’s story took a dramatic and unexpected turn when he became the chief suspect in the disappearance

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Looks like there’s more bad news for Making A Murderer’s Brendan …




By Olivia Hayes

At one stage, it seemed freedom was right around the corner for Brendan Dassey.

One of the main subject’s of Netflix’s popular crime documentary series, Making A Murderer, had his ruling overturned throughout the year, raising hopes that he would soon leave prison.

Now though, it’s been repealed.He and his legal team had the motion for his release declined by a US appeals court.

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Brendan was only 16-years-old when he was convicted, and then this year, at the age of 28, after his conviction was overturned, a Chicago court house found he was interviewed properly by police and his confession of murder was not forced.

If you remember watching the series, Brendan was brought into the police station on his own, without a parent or guardian, when he

Read more at: https://www.joe.co.uk/news/looks-like-theres-more-bad-news-for-making-a-murderers-brendan-dassey-152832

Looks like there’s more bad news for Making A Murderer’s Brendan Dassey




By Olivia Hayes

At one stage, it seemed freedom was right around the corner for Brendan Dassey.

One of the main subject’s of Netflix’s popular crime documentary series, Making A Murderer, had his ruling overturned throughout the year, raising hopes that he would soon leave prison.

Now though, it’s been repealed.He and his legal team had the motion for his release declined by a US appeals court.

Image result for making a murderer brendan

Brendan was only 16-years-old when he was convicted, and then this year, at the age of 28, after his conviction was overturned, a Chicago court house found he was interviewed properly by police and his confession of murder was not forced.

If you remember watching the series, Brendan was brought into the police station on his own, without a parent or guardian, when he

Read more at: https://www.joe.co.uk/news/looks-like-theres-more-bad-news-for-making-a-murderers-brendan-dassey-152832

The Tragic, Real-Life Epilogue to Netflix’s “Making a Murderer”

The press evince justifiable pride these days over so much great work—on sexual harassment, Donald Trump and myriad other topics. For sure, it’s mixed with anxiety over shaky business models, a Trump-fueled decline in public esteem and painful screw-ups, such as those of late by CNN and ABC News.

And then there’s this frequent occupational reality: press achievements that come crashing or go unacknowledged. Those limits of journalism are typified by an engrossing and controversial Netflix series and its account of a troubled young man named Brendan Dassey.

On Friday a federal appeals court in Chicago released a rather astonishing 4-3 decision in which it overturned a lower court and upheld a murder conviction against Dassey, a learning disabled Wisconsin man who was badgered by cops (at age 16) into a murder confession. The interrogation video was a central element of the Netflix series, Making a Murderer, an exploration of

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/the-tragic-real-life-epilogue-to-netflixs-making-a-murderer

The Tragic, Real-Life Epilogue to Netflix’s “Making a Murderer …

The press evince justifiable pride these days over so much great work—on sexual harassment, Donald Trump and myriad other topics. For sure, it’s mixed with anxiety over shaky business models, a Trump-fueled decline in public esteem and painful screw-ups, such as those of late by CNN and ABC News.

And then there’s this frequent occupational reality: press achievements that come crashing or go unacknowledged. Those limits of journalism are typified by an engrossing and controversial Netflix series and its account of a troubled young man named Brendan Dassey.

On Friday a federal appeals court in Chicago released a rather astonishing 4-3 decision in which it overturned a lower court and upheld a murder conviction against Dassey, a learning disabled Wisconsin man who was badgered by cops (at age 16) into a murder confession. The interrogation video was a central element of the Netflix series, Making a Murderer, an exploration of

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/the-tragic-real-life-epilogue-to-netflixs-making-a-murderer

Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey will stay in jail after appeal fails

Brendan Dassey, the man who was jailed as a teenager after, he claims, being coerced into giving a confession, has lost his latest appeal for freedom.

Dassey came to fame with his uncle, Steven Avery, after both were the subject of gripping real crime Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, released in late 2015. 

On Friday, the Chicago federal appeals court overturned a ruling that could have seen Dassey freed from his life sentence.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/2017/12/11/making-murderers-brendan-dassey-will-stay-jail-appeal-fails/

Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey will not be freed as court rules confession stands

A US judge has called the failure of Making A Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s appeal “a profound miscarriage of justice”.

A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed the Wisconsin inmate who featured in the Making a Murderer series from prison. 

The full 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed Brendan Dassey’s claims that investigators tricked him into confessing that he took part in raping and killing photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 after telling detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

The 4-to-3 opinion conceded a ruling that wasn’t obvious or easy, but said it

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Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey will not be freed as court rules …

A US judge has called the failure of Making A Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s appeal “a profound miscarriage of justice”.

A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed the Wisconsin inmate who featured in the Making a Murderer series from prison. 

The full 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed Brendan Dassey’s claims that investigators tricked him into confessing that he took part in raping and killing photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 after telling detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

The 4-to-3 opinion conceded a ruling that wasn’t obvious or easy, but said it

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/99724440/making-a-murderer-brendan-dassey-will-not-be-freed-as-court-rules-confession-stands

US Court upholds conviction of man in ‘Making a Murderer’ Netflix documentary

A federal US appeals court has upheld the conviction of Brendan Dassey, the subject of the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer”. 

In 2016 Dassey’s conviction was overturned because a judge ruled his confession had been coerced due to his age – he was just 16 at the time – and that he did not have a guardian present during the questioning. 

The US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision on 8 December and Dassey will continue to serve his life sentence. 

​Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery were convicted in 2007 for the murder of Wisconsin photographer Theresa Halbach two years earlier. 

Dassey confessed that he had helped Avery rape, kill, and burn the body of Ms Halbach. Her remains were found on the Avery family property. 

Hi lawyers went through the state and federal appeals process, arguing he was coerced into confessing and that his IQ was “low to

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/making-a-murderer-netflix-conviction-brendan-dassey-a8101556.html

Appeals Court Ruling Keeps Netflix “Making A Murderer’ Killer In Prison

A Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix Making a Murderer series will stay in prison after a federal appeals court overturned a ruling that could have freed him.

Brendan Dassey had claimed that he was tricked into confessing that he helped his uncle rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.

However, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 4-3 ruling that the findings by a Wisconsin state court that he participated were “reasonable,” even though one dissenting judge said the case was “a profound miscarriage of justice.”

Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 for his role in the Halbach murder. The 7th Circuit said in a 39-page ruling that although it was not unreasonable to debate whether Dassey’s confession

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