Mere days after US judge ordered the immediate release of Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of Netflix‘s insanely popular doco series Making a Murderer, a federal appeals court has blocked the motion, pending the outcome of an appeals process by the state of Wisconsin.
This case involves the brutal rape, murder, and mutilation of Teresa Halbach that 16-year-old Brendan Dassey committed with his uncle, Steven Avery. Dassey admitted to his crimes in extensive detail, in an entirely voluntary confession, during which investigators used techniques that courts around the country have approved time and again.
Dassey, 27, has been incarcerated since 2007 over the murder of Teresa Halbach. His conviction was overturned three months ago, and the state is vigorously appealing.