State asks to keep Dassey in prison while filing a new appeal

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UPDATE: June 26, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

The state of Wisconsin filed an opposition Monday afternoon, asking to keep Brendan Dassey in prison while it appeals the ruling overturning his conviction. 

Jerome Buting, a criminal defense lawyer for Steven Avery, tweeted this Monday afternoon:

The state is requesting all judges with the Seventh Circuit Court to review the case. 

No word on how long this process will take. 

The State Department of Justice had until 5:00 p.m. on Monday to respond to a request by Brendan Dassey’s attorney that Dassey be released from the Columbia Correctional Institution.

It comes after a 2-1 ruling last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals that upheld a previous ruling by a lower court that overturned Dassey’s conviction for the 2005 murder of Theresa Halbach.

This stems from an argument that Dassey’s confession to authorities was coerced & violated Dassey’s constitutional rights, but the state disagrees with that assessment calling last weeks decision erroneous.

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice has until Monday evening to respond to a motion to release Brendan Dassey from prison.

Dassey’s attorneys filed the motion last Friday with the the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, just one day after a three judge panel from the same court upheld a lower court’s ruling, overturning Dassey’s conviction for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.

The motion asks the court to lift the stay keeping Dassey in prison.

The state said it plans to appeals last week’s ruling to the entire Seventh circuit court of appeals.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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