‘Making a Murderer’ Confession Was Coerced, Federal Court Rules

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Brendan Dassey, the Wisconsin inmate and subject of Netflix's Making a Murderer, has been awarded a new trial on the basis that his confession to police had been coerced. Dassey was only 16 at the time of his confession, which led to his 2007 conviction for helping his uncle, Steven Avery, commit the rape and murder of 25-year-old photographer, Teresa Halbach. Dassey later recanted the confession. He was sentenced to life in prison and is now 27.

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