Dec 9, 2017

Making a Murderer: Court upholds Brendan Dassey conviction

A US appeals court has upheld the conviction of Brendan Dassey, whose case was the focus of the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. Last year, Dassey's conviction was overturned on the basis that his confession was coerced. One of the judges, who voted that Dassey's confession was not voluntary, told the Chicago-Sun Times: "His confession was not voluntary and his conviction should not stand. I view this as a profound miscarriage of justice." In 2016, Judge William Duffin ordered he be freed immediately after finding that investigators in the 2007 trial made "Repeated false promises" to Dassey by assuring him "He had nothing to worry about". Dassey will now remain in prison pending any further appeals.

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