A U.S. Magistrate Judge in Wisconsin has ordered Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey released from prison while prosecutors appeal his overturned conviction.
Judge William Duffin overturned Dassey’s conviction in August, ruling that the court found his confession was involuntary. That was followed by a notice of appeal by Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel.
Judge Duffin today ordered Dassey released with multiple conditions as court proceedings continue.
Dassey, one of two men whose murder convictions were chronicled in the hit Netflix doco, was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 for his alleged participation in the death of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach.
His uncle Steven Avery was found guilty of Halbach’s murder.