Brad Dassey proclaims family's innocence following hit Netflix series
The half-brother of Brendan Dassey – the subject of Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer along with his uncle Steven Avery – has released a rap protest track proclaiming the pair’s innocence.
The recently-aired show was filmed over the past decade and focuses on the murder trial and conviction of two men in Manitowoc, Wisconsin: Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Both men are currently serving life sentences, having been convicted in 2007, with Making A Murderer paying particular attention to perceived injustices in the case.
Dassey’s half-brother Brad Dassey, who describes himself as an “indie Christian rapper”, has shared a hip-hop track called ‘They Didn’t Do It’ online. He raps on the track: “Kid’s just innocent / was only 16, tryna set him free / He’s not guilty, there’s no way in hell / Corruption made him fall, lose it all”.
Over 400,000 people have signed a petition calling for the release of Avery and Dassey since the show’s broadcast.
The petition reads: “Steven Avery should be exonerated at once by pardon, and the Manitowoc County officials complicit in his two false imprisonments should be held accountable to the highest extent of the U.S. criminal and civil justice systems.”