According to new reports, the Supreme Court, the judicial branch of the United States government, will not hear Brendan Dassey’s appeal. On Monday, the federal government denied his plea to re-open the case.
Laura Nirider, Dassey’s lawyer, said to E! News that her team would “continue fighting to free Dassey.” In case you’ve never seen Making Of A Murderer, back in 2005, the police arrested Dassey’s uncle, Steven Avery, for the murder of the photographer, Teresa Halbach.
In the series, Making A Murderer, it made the case that Brendan admitted to killing the Wisconsin-based photographer in an interrogation by the police, where they pressured the intellectually impaired young man and asked leading questions.
The Netflix documentary makes the case that Steven and Brendan are both innocent of the murder of Teresa Halbach, and instead, the police department and an insurance company framed them.
At the time of the police interrogation, Dassey had a verbal IQ score of 65, and a general intellectual ability in the seventh percentile, compared to the other students in his class.
Laura said to E! News that the police pressured him when he was extremely vulnerable and had “intellectual and social disabilities.” The police video evidence showed more experienced men pressuring him into admitting to a crime that he didn’t commit, for the sake of getting out of an uncomfortable situation.
According to Nirider, the police made him extremely uncomfortable and told him everything would be ok as long as he admitted to killing Teresa.
Supposedly, after the police interrogation, Brendan was so confused that he thought he would be returning back to class after the interrogation, rather than spending his life in prison.
The court and jury convicted Nathan of rape, murder, and mutilation of a corpse, and sentenced the young man to prison in 2007. Check out Making A Murderer on Netflix.