Court blocks release of Making A Murderer inmate Brendan Dassey

Dassey to remain in prison pending resolution of appeal

Although a judge ordered the release of Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects from the Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer, the 27-year-old inmate will not be walking out of prison Friday night.

State attorneys have appealed the August ruling that overturned his 2007 conviction for his role in the raping and killing Teresa Halbach. Dassey, who was scheduled to be released Friday at 8 p.m., will remain in prison until the appeal is resolved.


On Thursday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals passed an emergency motion from the Wisconsin state Justice Department to block the release.

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