Discussion in 'Netflix Series: Making A Murderer' started by Itsmevkb, Aug 12, 2016.
Although granted, the state can and most likely will re-try him.
The decision is 91 pages long.
Many thanks. Will have a read.
:cheer:Wonderful news! Very insightful decision from the judge. Thank you for posting the link.
I can't imagine they would try him again since all the evidence centered around his "confession" which would now be inadmissible. It's appalling how they took advantage of this child during their investigation. Plus these convictions have gotten so much attention from the Netflix series.
Hopefully this will open the door for Steven Avery's appeal to overturn his conviction since the major evidence was Dassey's "confession".
This is fantastic news. I'm so happy for him!
Won't help Avery. Dassey's confession was not used against him during his trial.
Judge Overturns Conviction for 'Making a Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey
A federal judge in Milwaukee has overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, the young man whose case was one of two documented in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer."
Dassey's attorney Steve Drizin with Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth confirmed the news, saying the judge handed down a 91-page decision.
"I am just beyond excited," Drizin said. "I had to pick myself up off the floor."
The ruling means Dassey could go free in 90 days if the state does not refile.
Drizin said the state could appeal the decision, however, which would put Dassey's release on hold.
Here are the last 2 paragraphs! What a sweet day for Brendan!!!
It could help SA. I have always thought that one of the reasons they went after Brendan in the first place was because he was with SA that night... with him NOT killing TH. If they can't use his confessions, could he be used as a witness now for SA?
Holy Macaroni! I'm very pleased with this. I fear it's probably a little too little, little too late . Brendan's been institutionalized for so long now , I don't know what kind of a life he can have.
It's so surprising. I thought the odds of him even getting a new trial were low. I never considered this.
One more to go!
Oh 100% it will help Avery. The corruption is coming to light. The truth always shines through in the end!
Kathleen Zellner, Avery's new attorney, tells PEOPLE "we are thrilled for Brendan Dassey that his conviction has been overturned," adding "we fully expected this outcome from an unbiased court that carefully examined his confession."
According to Zellner, she was just visiting with Avery who "is so happy for Brendan. We know when an unbiased court reviews all of the new evidence we have, Steven will have his conviction overturned as well."
This is wonderful news! I've always felt Brendan was innocent. I'm not so sure about SA though...
Thank You Missy1974 !!
Thanks for posting. I doubt they will re-try him. As the court noted the confession was the primary evidence for all three counts.
The confession is out-involuntary and unconstitutional. Without that, they really have nothing.
I was always appalled at the tactics of the investigators and even more so by the actions of the lawyer who was dismissed and his investigator. I think the court here made the right call on the constitutional issue. And the state will hopefully accept this decision and not file to retry to keep him in prison. I don't see any way they could do so in good faith since the entirety oft heir case was the confession.
I can't think of a single piece of evidence they had against Brendan, other than his "confession". Not even planted DNA lol
Just heard the good news!!
In the event Avery is granted a retrial, yes. But this will not help with his appeal.
Yup corruption is coming to light! I hope they are ALL @@@tting in their pants!
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