Brendan Dassey Freed by Judge in Making a Murderer Case
Back in August, we reported that the conviction of Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey was overturned by a federal judge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The judge ordered that he would be freed within 90 days, unless the prosecutors would seek to re-try him. A judge ordered in federal court today that he would be set free, but the prosecution is already trying to stay that release order. Here's what Northwestern University's Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth had to say in a statement revealing that they hope to bring Brendan back home for Thanksgiving.
"We are in the process of making arrangements for his release and hope that Brendan will be reunited with his family by Thanksgiving, if not sooner. We urge everyone to respect Brendan's privacy during this time of transition."
TMJ4 first broke the news that US Magistrate Judge William Duffin granted a motion for release in the Brendan Dassey case. Attorney General Brad Schimel intends to file an emergency motion in the Seventh Circuit seeking a stay of this release order. The judge also revealed during the hearing that as condition of his release, Brendan Dassey must not have any contact with Steven Avery.
The judge also ordered that Brendan Dassey is only allowed to travel in the court's Eastern District of Wisconsin, while ordering that he must not obtain a passport, and that he cannot possess a gun, any other weapons, or controlled substances. The court also ordered that Brendan Dassey must not have any contact with the family of murder victim Teresa Halbach. Steven Avery still remains in prison for the murder of Teresa Halbach, but he told Dr. Phil in an interview last month that he's expecting to be released soon as well.
The first season of Making a Murderer was released last December, on the same date that the box office blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters. The show was given a Season 2 renewal by Netflix, with Executive Producers and Directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos already in production on new episodes. Netflix hasn't announced when Making a Murderer Season 2 will debut quite yet.