If the U.S.Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals were a trial court, Brendan Dassey would be a free man now. The appeals court split over the case, voting 4-3 that Dassey's murder confession was voluntary. The dissent said the 16-year-old's confession came through a "perfect storm" of interrogations. "No reasonable......
Sitting en banc, the Seventh Circuit reinstated the conviction of Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey in a split decision. If you recall, Dassey's conviction was overturned by a federal magistrate in June 2016, and that ruling was later affirmed by a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit this June. Show More Summary
Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey won’t be home for Christmas, and he’ll miss WrestleMania again after the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2016 ruling that the confession he gave in the 2005 murder of Wisconsin photographer...Show More Summary
In a 4-3 decision, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled that the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, 28, in the slaying of Teresa Halbach should stand, court documents showed. Writing for the majority, Judge DavidShow More Summary
The Making A Murderer subject just got some really bad news.
A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Making a Murderer series from prison, though one dissenting judge called the case "a profound miscarriage of justice." A federal magistrate judge overturned Brendan Dassey's conviction last year, ruling...
A federal appeals court upheld Brendan Dassey’s murder conviction Friday, requiring him to serve the rest of his life in prison.
In a case featured in Netflix’s documentary series “Making a Murderer,” a federal court ruled Friday that Brendan Dassey’s confession in the 2005 Wisconsin murder of Teresa Halbach was not coerced and denied him a new trial.
A Wisconsin judge previously overruled the conviction because Dassey had been coerced into confessing.
In August 2016, a Milwaukee federal judge overturned the 2007 murder conviction of Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey. The subject of the Netflix docuseries, along with his uncle Steven Avery, was found to be guilty of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey remained in prison throughout 2017 ... More »
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. Show More Summary
A federal appeals court on Friday ruled 4-3 that Brendan Dassey's conviction in what became known as the "Making A Murderer" case, shouldn't be thrown out after all.
The 7th Circuit ruled that his confession to aiding in a rape and murder when he was 16 was not coerced.
The judges were sharply divided, voting 4 to 3 that Brendan Dassey's confession wasn't coerced
A recently filed motion in the ongoing legal saga prompted by the Netflix series Making a Murderer has legal commentators questioning the Steven Avery matter once again. After Brendan Dassey's conviction was overturned, it seems like Avery's attorneys are trying to get the same result. According to the recent motion,......
While Brendan Dassey's case seem to be aided by Making a Murderer, Steven Avery isn't faring so well.
A federal magistrate, William Duffin, threw out the guilty verdict against Brendan Dassey last August, ruling the conviction was based on a coerced confession that the defendant, now 27, gave as a 16-year-old youth with a learning disability. Show More Summary
A full federal appeals court will review a ruling overturning the conviction of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" documentary. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in … Click to Continue »
State attorneys have asked a full federal appellate court to review a ruling overturning Brendan Dassey's conviction.
Prosecutors in Wisconsin petitioned to keep Brendan Dassey behind bars as they fight a ruling overturning his murder conviction