Judge Orders Release of “Making a Murderer” Subject Brendan Dassey (Updated)

(Photo Credit: Eric Young/Herald Times Reporter, via Associated Press)
(Photo Credit: Eric Young/Herald Times Reporter, via Associated Press)

A federal judge has ordered that Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of the popular Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer, be released from prison while state prosecutors appeal his overturned murder conviction, reports WDJT.

Dassey was jailed in 2007 for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach after being found guilty of the crime along with his uncle, Steven Avery. Dassey’s conviction was overturned in August.

U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin ordered yesterday that Dassey should be supervised by probation officials and provide his intended residence by noon today.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said in a statement Monday that he intended to file a motion with 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to block Dassey’s release.

Should he be freed, Dassey would be barred from having any contact with Avery and would also be prohibited from possessing weapons and using controlled substances.

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(Update: CBSNews.com reports that a federal appeals court has ruled Dassey should remain in prison pending the resolution of the appeal)

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