‘Making a Murderer’ Brendan Dassey Ruling Overturned

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Netflix is a lot of things, but to be responsible, at least in part, for the release of an innocent human from prison might be one of their most charming accomplishments yet.

Hit true crime documentary ‘Making a Murderer’ focused on the brutal murder of Teresa Halbach, putting Brendan Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery on trial. Through a ridiculously twisted legal proceeding, Dassey ended up convicted of the crime alongside his uncle despite clear misconduct on the part of the police and Dassey’s own lawyer.

Throughout the documentary, the viewers are shown just how unfairly Dassey is treated throughout the whole process, so this ruling to free him from prison is arguably one of the best bits of news stemming from the airing of the show.

Some quotes from the judge’s ruling:

“The investigators repeatedly claimed to already know what happened on October 31 and assured Dassey that he had nothing to worry about,” Judge Duffin wrote. “These repeated false promises, when considered in conjunction with all relevant factors, most especially Dassey’s age, intellectual deficits, and the absence of a supportive adult, rendered Dassey’s confession involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.”

These repeated false promises, when considered in conjunction with all relevant factors, most especially Dassey’s age, intellectual deficits, and the absence of a supportive adult, rendered Dassey’s confession involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth amendments.”

If you haven’t yet watched ‘Making a Murderer’ it is arguably one of the most intriguingly infuriating pieces of content available on Netflix. Plenty of flaws in the justice system are revealed, which has spurred an ongoing conversation about both this specific case as well as of legal proceedings. You can watch the entire documentary on Netflix now.

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