Federal appeals court narrowly upholds Brendan Dassey's murder conviction

With one dissenting judge calling the decision “a profound miscarriage of justice,” a federal appeals court in Chicago has reversed an earlier decision to overturn the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of Netflix’s true crime documentary hit Making A Murderer. The 4-to-3 decision hinged on…

Brendan Dassey asks to be released while Wisconsin appeals his overturned conviction

Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of Netflix’s Making A Murderer docuseries, recently had his conviction overturned by a federal judge. But Dassey—who had been serving a 41-year sentence for first-degree murder, second-degree sexual assault, and mutilation of a corpse—is still far from being a free man. The state of…

If nothing else, let’s send Brendan Dassey to WrestleMania every year

One of the most unsettling aspects of Netflix’s Making A Murderer series was watching the manipulation of Brendan Dassey by the police. Whether you ultimately believe in the innocence of either Steven Avery or Dassey himself, the tactics employed by the men trying to coerce a confession out of a troubled teenage kid…

Making A Murderer’s Dean Strang and Jerry Buting are trying to change the system

In 2003, after 18 years in prison, Steven Avery was freed and exonerated of a 1985 rape conviction. Two-and-a-half years later—in the midst of a $36 million lawsuit that Avery had brought against the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department—he was arrested for the murder of Teresa Halbach, as was his nephew Brendan…