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Judge calls for Making A Murderer's Brendan Dassey to be released

Published 14/11/2016

Brendan Dassey. AP Photo/Morry Gash
Brendan Dassey. AP Photo/Morry Gash

Making A Murderer's Brendan Dassey, whose homicide conviction was overturned in a case profiled in the Netflix series, should be released from prison while prosecutors appeal, a judge has ruled.

US magistrate judge William Duffin, who ordered the release of Dassey, ruled in August that investigators tricked Dassey into confessing he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape, kill and mutilate photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.

The state has appealed that ruling.

Dassey's supervised release was not immediate and is contingent upon him meeting multiple conditions.

He has until noon on Tuesday to provide the federal probation and parole office with the address of where he planned to live.

Dassey was 16 when Ms Halbach died. He is now 27.

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