‘Making A Murderer’ creator responds to Brendan Dassey’s overturned conviction

Star of Netflix series was originally convicted of murder in 2007

One of the co-creators of hit Netflix series Making A Murderer has responded to the news that Brendan Dassey’s murder conviction has been overturned.

Dassey, now 26, was convicted of murdering photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005 along with his uncle Steven Avery. In 2007, Dassey was sentenced to life in prison with no parole. The trial became the focus of the Netflix documentary series, which premiered in December 2015.

In August, a judge ruled that Dassey’s supposed confession was obtained after he had been given “false promises” by investigators. The state has since filed an appeal.


Variety reports that directors Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi spoke to press at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday night, where they took home four awards.

Responding to the news, Demos said: “As many of you know, Brendan Dassey’s conviction was overturned, and just last Friday, Wisconsin filed notice of appeal. This is just part of the process. This is justice at work and we will continue to document that.”


Demos continued: “It’s a very trying time for all the families involved on both sides to continue to have this unresolved and ongoing, but that’s sort of how justice works, so we’ll continue to follow it.”

Demos and Ricciardi are reportedly looking to recreate the moment Brendan Dassey’s conviction was overturned. Neither the directors, Netflix or Dassey’s family were given advance notice of the decision to overturn Dassey’s conviction.