CBC reports that Wisconsin’s Attorney General is appealing a ruling that overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, who was accused of assisting his uncle, Steven Avery, in the rape and murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. The case received nationwide attention as the subject of the Netflix docu-series, Making a Murderer.
A federal magistrate judge last month ruled that investigators employed deceptive tactics to obtain a confession from Dassey, who admitted to helping Avery sexually assault and murder Halbach. Dassey was 16 years old at the time.
Both Dassey and Avery are currently serving life sentences.
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