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View Poll Results: Brendan Dassy: Guilty of Teresa Halbach rape, torture, and murder?

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  • He was an accomplice

    37 10.00%
  • He assisted in covering up the crime

    25 6.76%
  • He didn't help but may have seen something

    30 8.11%
  • Probably not guilty, his confession was coerced

    113 30.54%
  • Not guilty, full stop, his conviction should be vacated

    136 36.76%
  • Undecided, but believe new trial is in order

    51 13.78%
  • Undecided all around, more information needed

    20 5.41%
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  1. #136
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    I'm just now watching this, and I am so disgusted at how they manipulated Dassey. One point I noticed was neither his mom or he knew what inconclusive meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfieTX View Post
    I'm just now watching this, and I am so disgusted at how they manipulated Dassey. One point I noticed was neither his mom or he knew what inconclusive meant.
    Quite sad, isn't it?

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    First watched the series last year sometime and had lengthy discussions with workmates back then about Brendans treatment and the general feeling was that he is completely innocent (a view which I still hold 100%)
    Rewatched a couple of weeks ago and I physically hurt watching Brendans court case especially when he takes the stand and is being questioned...it hurts to watch. The injustice of it all makes me so angry and frustrated and is heartbreaking
    Just trying to understand why people do terrible things...

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    I started watching Dream/Killer...it is a documentary about Ryan Ferguson. He was wrongly convicted and got released. About 6 minutes into it is a police interview with Ryan.

    Paraphrase:
    Cop: I'm only here because I have a son your age, I know you're hurting.
    Ryan: I can't talk to anyone, not even my dad
    Cop: I know, I can see your pain. Let me take his place for a moment, tell me what you would tell him. I'll tell you, when I'm looking at you, I'm looking at my own son.


    Huh "Pretend I'm not a cop right now" must be a staple of shoddy police work, this case relies heavily on a false confession, Ryan's friend Chuck confesses to a killing and says it was Ryan's idea. So far, that seems to be the only thing they have, though admittedly I am not very far into it.

    The Ryan interview is followed by an interview with Chuck, the guy who initially confesses.

    Direct quoting here:

    Cop:"How many times did you think you hit him altogether?"
    Chuck: "Just once.'
    Cop: Just once? Well the only problem I have with that is, I know he was hit more than once-
    Chuck interrupts: Yeah
    Cop continues on without stopping:-With the tool.
    Chuck: Well I just hit him once
    Paraphrasing again
    Cop: I have been holding back on what he was strangled with. Do you want to tell me what that was?
    Chuck: I think it was a shirt
    Cop: It was not a shirt.
    Chuck: I think it was a bungee cord. Or something from his car. I don't know why he would have rope in his car
    Cop: We know for a fact that he was strangled with his own belt

    Here is a wrongful conviction overturned where the police were supplying information during a confession, and helping to shape and change the confession. Does any of this sound familiar?




    IMDB page for this documentary:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4504438/
    Last edited by Saul Vesalot; 03-02-2017 at 12:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saul Vesalot View Post
    I started watching Dream/Killer...it is a documentary about Ryan Ferguson. He was wrongly convicted and got released. About 6 minutes into it is a police interview with Ryan.

    Paraphrase:
    Cop: I'm only here because I have a son your age, I know you're hurting.
    Ryan: I can't talk to anyone, not even my dad
    Cop: I know, I can see your pain. Let me take his place for a moment, tell me what you would tell him. I'll tell you, when I'm looking at you, I'm looking at my own son.


    Huh "Pretend I'm not a cop right now" must be a staple of shoddy police work, this case relies heavily on a false confession, Ryan's friend Chuck confesses to a killing and says it was Ryan's idea. So far, that seems to be the only thing they have, though admittedly I am not very far into it.

    The Ryan interview is followed by an interview with Chuck, the guy who initially confesses.

    Direct quoting here:



    Paraphrasing again
    Cop: I have been holding back on what he was strangled with. Do you want to tell me what that was?
    Chuck: I think it was a shirt
    Cop: It was not a shirt.
    Chuck: I think it was a bungee cord. Or something from his car. I don't know why he would have rope in his car
    Cop: We know for a fact that he was strangled with his own belt

    Here is a wrongful conviction overturned where the police were supplying information during a confession, and helping to shape and change the confession. Does any of this sound familiar?




    IMDB page for this documentary:
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    One thing that bothers me about this thread is that the title implies TH was raped and tortured. AFAICT there's no evidence of those crimes having been committed. It seems unfair to the family to have to imagine such stuff happening when it could very well be speculation on the part of authorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proudfootz View Post
    One thing that bothers me about this thread is that the title implies TH was raped and tortured. AFAICT there's no evidence of those crimes having been committed. It seems unfair to the family to have to imagine such stuff happening when it could very well be speculation on the part of authorities.
    It's because that's what he was convicted of. Even if we know there is no evidence of it, unfortunately, he was convicted of it. The SA poll thread just says 'guilty of murder' because that is what he was convicted of.

    I agree that there is no evidence of it.

    JMO

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    The way the Dassey-case was handled is just so wrong. I sincerely hope he will get out soon.

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    There is absolutely no indication or evidence that a rape/torture occured. No hard evidence of a murder. That was all, every bit, fed to him by full grown educated and experienced men, some of whom were supposedly working on Brendans own behalf.

    Let Brendan go--let him have his life.
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    I believe that Brendan is hiding something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic27 View Post
    I believe that Brendan is hiding something.
    I believe you are about to be proven wrong.
    "Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment" - Rumi

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolJ View Post
    I believe you are about to be proven wrong.
    I be
    Nevermind😉

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    I believe his confession should have been thrown out.....but I definitely believe he saw something. I totally believe Stephen is guilty. He sat in prison growing his hate for females. In his mind he thought how dare Teresa reject him......he's a local "celebrity". He never dreamed they would bring charges against him again. Come on....her bones and the rivets from her favorite jeans were found in his burn pile among the tire radials.

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    Accomplice, complicit. End of the line.
    Dont Be A Sheep

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    There is absolutely no DNA or physical evidence that Brendan Dassey has committed a crime.
    To convict someone of murder you should have to have the evidence that they were involved in such a crime. A coerced confession where LE spoon fed BD the details doesn't count as far as i'm concerned. Other people have certainly wrongfully confessed to crimes they didn't commit. The evidence should uphold a confession every time.
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