A federal judge on Friday overturned Brendan Dassey’s conviction in the death of Teresa Halbach.
The 26-year-old Dassey, who was featured in the Netflix mini-documentary series “Making A Murderer,” was sentenced in 2007 on homicide and sexual assault charges to life without parole over the murder of Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
In the documentary, Dassey appeared as a sympathetic character who seemed to be bullied by investigators during his followup interviews. According to court documents, a federal judge has agreed — stating that investigators made false promises to Dassey and claimed to “already know what happened” when they interrogated him.
The judge rendered Dassey’s confession involuntary under the Fifth Amendment.
He’s to be released within 90 days, WISN reports.
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