Scribd Scoop: The Saga Continues For Nephew in ‘Making a Murderer’

This week, a judge ordered the release of Brendan Dassey.

If that name sounds familiar, that’s because his case was featured in the Netflix series “Making A Murderer.” He and his uncle, Steven Avery, were charged and convicted in the death of photographer Theresa Halbach. Both were sentenced to life in prison. 

But that’s just the beginning. Learn more below about Brendan Dassey and the Netflix series that brought his story to light. 

The Scoop

Appeals court blocks ‘Making a Murderer’ inmate’s release

Dassey’s conviction was overturned in August, and he was to remain in prison while state attorneys appealed. His lawyers, however, asked for his release, and a judge granted that request. 

But that's not where the story ends, and Wisconsin’s Department of Justice asked for the ruling to be turned over. Days before Dassey was to be released, an appellate court blocked the release of the now 27-year-old inmate. 

Prosecutor Michael Griesbach was heavily invested in the Steven Avery case. He’s a member of Wisconsin’s Innocence Project, and played a role in Avery’s exoneration for a different crime. 

In his book Indefensible, he gives another side to the story, claiming that the Netflix series got it wrong — and that the police got it right. 


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