A federal judge has tossed the conviction of Brendan Dassey, the nephew of Steven Avery, and the alleged accomplice in the murder of Teresa Halbach.
Dassey’s former attorney is shocked by Judge Duffin’s decision to overturn Dassey’s conviction.
“I am surprised because it’s unusual to find that an opinion by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals was unreasonable,” says Len Kachinsky.
Kachinsky, the attorney who represented then 16-year-old Brendan Dassey while he was interrogated by law enforcement officers, without his lawyer present, is surprised by the findings of Federal Judge William Duffin .
But Kachinsky says there is no way the state won’t appeal Judge Duffin’s ruling.
“Oh no, oh no way in heck,” says Kachinsky.
Manitowoc County Executive Bob Ziegelbauer’s main concern is the family of Teresa Halbach.
The overturned conviction of Brendan Dassey is bringing up the case again for the Halbachs, just like the release of the Netflix documentary series, ‘Making A Murderer’.
“They have to go through this all over again and again and again and again and that’s my major concern. The community will be fine,” says Ziegelbauer.
Tyler Troullier a childhood classmate of Dassey’s says he hopes the now 26-year-old gets released.
“I think he was influenced a lot by what his uncle was doing. He admired the guy and he just you know he made a lot of bad decisions. I’m not saying that what he did, that he didn’t do it but I, I believe he deserves another shot,” says Troullier.
Local 5 News reached out to the Avery family, but they did not have any comment for us on Dassey’s release.
Brendan’s half-brother Brad, tells Local 5 News that he will speak to the media once Brendan is indeed released.