Apparently no one at the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office subscribes to Netflix. In “a continuing travesty of justice” news, Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel has filed an appeal to reverse the August 12th ruling that overturned Making A Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s conviction for murder. Dassey and his uncle, Making A Murderer’s other subject Steven Avery, were sentenced to life in prison in 2007 for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Er, why is this happening exactly?
(via ABC News)
“We believe the magistrate judge’s decision that Brendan Dassey’s confession was coerced by investigators, and that no reasonable court could have concluded otherwise, is wrong on the facts and wrong on the law,” Schimel said in a statement. “Two state courts carefully examined the evidence and properly concluded that Brendan Dassey’s confession to sexually assaulting and murdering Teresa Halbach with his uncle, Steven Avery, was voluntary, and the investigators did not use constitutionally impermissible tactics.”
I guess we didn’t watch the same documentary? Netflix’s docu-series Making A Murderer CLEARLY depicted Dassey, who was 17 at the time of his conviction and reportedly has some intellectual deficiencies, being railroaded into confessing to a murder he didn’t commit by police detectives and the DA’s office. The legal system couldn’t have fucked with this poor dude any more unless they physically drove an actual bus over him in front of the police station. Making A Murderer is basically a horror movie.
Dassey has to remain in jail until the outcome of the appeal. I’m still on the fence as to the uncle’s involvement, but it’s pretty much agreed upon by anyone who isn’t a corrupt political official in Wisconsin that they should let Brendan out to live in peace and watch WWE.