Lawyers rip Wisconsin for ‘unconstitutional’ move to keep Brendan Dassey of ‘Making a Murderer’ in prison
Lawyers for one of the infamous stars of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” say his continued imprisonment after his conviction was overturned is “unconstitutional” and “not warranted,” according to Green Bay, Wisconsin’s WBAY.
Attorneys representing Brendan Dassey, the nephew of the show’s main subject Stephen Avery who was convicted alongside his uncle for the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach, are challenging the state of Wisconsin’s motion to keep Dassey in prison despite his conviction being overturned in 2016.
Dassey’s filing challenging the state’s attempts to keep him imprisoned claims Wisconsin is taking an “extraordinary step” to keep from “releasing an unconstitutionally incarcerated man” despite his conviction having been overturned.
Dassey’s murder and rape conviction (which required a life sentence) was overturned after a worldwide public outcry that resulted from the Netflix documentary series painting him and his uncle as victims of a police witch hunt who were wrongfully imprisoned.