Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of Netflix's controversial documentary series Making a Murderer, may finally be getting his release.
Dassey's conviction was overturned in August of this year and the state of Wisconsin had 90 days to release him. Now the same judge who overturned the conviction has officially ordered for Dassey's release — but the state of Wisconsin can potentially still hold up the process with an appeal, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Dassey, now 27, has been in prison since 2007 for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. He and his uncle Steven Avery were the center of the Netflix series about the trial. Though Dassey was convicted on three counts for the crime — first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault and mutilation of a corpse — Making a Murderer speculated that his confession to helping Avery with the murder was coerced by the Manitowoc County police. His release will be under supervision and pending further court developments. Avery is still serving a life sentence for the crime.
This is a big break in the case and Netflix has already promised that more episodes of Making a Murdererare being produced to document the updates in both Dassey's and Avery's appeal.