‘Making A Murderer”s Brendan Dassey has his conviction overturned

The 26-year-old had been sentenced to life in prison with no parole for the murder of Teresa Halbach

A federal judge in Milwaukee has overturned the conviction of one of the men featured in Making A Murderer, Netflix’s true crime series.

Brendan 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.

According to ABC News, court documents show a judge ruled that his confession was obtained by investigators after he had been given “false promises”.


“Investigators repeatedly claimed to already know what happened…and assured Dassey that he had nothing to worry about,” the documents state.

With his age – Dassey was 16 at the time – “intellectual deficits and the absence of a supportive adult” taken into account, the confession has now been ruled as “involuntary”.