US judge orders release of ‘Making a Murderer’ convict

Washington—A US judge ordered Monday the release from prison of Brendan Dassey, one of two men convicted of murder in a case featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.”
The US federal judge in Wisconsin, William Duffin, said that Dassey, 27, should be released while prosecutors appeal his August ruling that overturned Dassey’s murder conviction.
The attorney general in Wisconsin, Brad Schimel, quickly said he would move to block the release of Dassey. Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery were sentenced to life terms in 2007 for the murder of a female photographer, Teresa Halbach, in 2005.
Their story was featured in the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer,” launched in December 2015, that raised questions about the US legal system and prompted many viewers to believe the pair were improperly convicted.—AFP

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