The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Brendan Dassey's case

Brendan Dassey—the Wisconsin man whose 2007 conviction on charges of aiding his uncle Steven Avery in the rape and murder of photographer Teresa Halbach was featured in Netflix’s hit true-crime series Making A Murderer—has reached the end of the legal line. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Dassey’s case, as …

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…

Making A Murderer subject Brendan Dassey to appeal conviction in full federal court

Last November, a judge in Milwaukee who must’ve finally gotten around to watching Making A Murderer decided to overturn the conviction of Brendan Dassey, who has been in prison since 2007 after he confessed to helping his uncle Steven Avery in the rape and murder of a woman named Teresa Halbach. As people who have…

Court upholds overturned conviction for Making A Murderer’s Brendan Dassey

However you feel about Steven Avery, the man at the center of Netflix’s documentary series Making A Murderer, it seems abundantly clear that his nephew, Brendan Dassey, was completely screwed over. As seen in the documentary, Dassey was convicted in 2007 of helping his uncle murder Teresa Halbach, but his confession…

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…