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WHERE IS MAKING A MURDERER'S BRENDAN DASSEY TODAY?
By JENNIFER DEUTSCHMANN
History - Science
16-year-old Brendan Dassey was arrested on March 2, 2006, on the charges of first-degree sexual assault, first-degree murder, and mutilation of the corpse of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach. Dassey was subsequently sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.
Dassey’s case gained global attention when the documentary series “Making a Murderer” found multiple irregularities in the case — leading a judge to overturn Dassey’s conviction and rule for his release. However, the attorney general forced Dassey to remain jailed, and a federal court of appeals eventually overturned the judge's decision and reinstated Brendan's conviction.
Dassey faced several setbacks while seeking a new trial, including Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers rejecting his clemency petition “without even reading it,” according to Yahoo. His lawyers are still hopeful of new routes, including filing a new motion for post-conviction relief — based on recently discovered evidence — and asking for clemency a second time.