Judge orders Brendan Dassey to be released from prison

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A federal judge has ordered the supervised released of Brendan Dassey.

Dassey, 27, will be be freed under the supervision of the US Probation Office, according to court documents. 

The order was filed Monday afternoon as a possible re-trial could happen for the murder of Teresa Halbach.

Attorney General Brad Schimel said Monday that he intends to file an emergency motion seeking a stay of this release order.

“My brother is one step closer to the freedom he deserves! My heart is pumping beyond belief, and I’m extremely ecstatic to hear he’ll finally get a taste of freedom until things are completely resolved. Despite what people say, I love and care about my brother, Brendan. I always have and always will,” Brendan’s brother Brad Dassey told Local 5.

The case was detailed in the controversial  Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” The series suggested that investigators coaxed him into confessing to the murder of freelance photographer Teresa Halbach. 

In August, Dassey’s conviction was overturned, but his uncle, 54-year-old Steven Avery, is still serving a life sentence for Halbach’s murder.

Avery’s current lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, is seeking a new trial for him. Zellner filed a motion in late August asking to get key evidence in the case to be tested with new methods.

We will continue to update this story with more information as soon as it becomes available.

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