Making A Murderer's Brendan Dassey's conviction has been overturned

Dassey gave a videotaped confession to the murder-which he said he committed with his uncle-that he later recanted. The documentary series calls into question the investigation and trial that put Avery and Dassey behind bars, and alleges the investigators and police in the case planted evidence and otherwise manipulated the outcome of the trial.

Lawyers for the teen, who has a below average IQ of around 70 and was alone during the interrogation, later denied the confession and said that Dassey, now 26, had been manipulated into giving it.

A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a prisoner whose case was the subject of hit Netflix series Making a Murderer.

"These repeated false promises, when considered in conjunction with all relevant factors, most especially Dassey's age, intellectual deficits, and the absence of a supportive adult, rendered Dassey's confession involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments", Duffin wrote.

Halbach went to the Avery family auto salvage yard to take pictures of some vehicles. Dassey had been convicted to 41 years in prison on first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault, and mutilation of a corpse. Both Avery and Dassey are serving separate life sentences.

Dassey's case burst into the public's consciousness with the popularity of the "Making a Murderer" documentary.

The ruling says Dassey is to be released from custody within 90 days.

Avery remains convicted of murder, but continues to appeal that conviction from prison.

Attorneys for Dassey did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

He was then accused of Halbach's murder after taking out a lawsuit against Manitowoc County, the former district attorney and the county sheriff, for his previous conviction.

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