The Supreme Court has decided today to pass on the case of Brendan Dassey, better known as the teen from the Netflix documentary "Making A Murderer".
Dassey is serving a life sentence for his role in the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach.
But some fans who watched the Netflix series think police coerced Dassey into giving a false confession, taking advantage of his social and intellectual disabilities.
“We will continue to fight to free Brendan Dassey. Brendan was a sixteen-year-old with intellectual and social disabilities when he confessed to a crime he did not commit. The video of Brendan’s interrogation shows a confused boy who was manipulated by experienced police officers into accepting their story of how the murder of Teresa Halbach happened," Laura Nirider, an attorney for Dassey told ABC News in a statement Monday.
In 2015, Netflix premiered the documentary series, and that's when Dassey and his story started gaining national attention.
"These officers repeatedly assured him that everything would be ‘okay’ if he just told them what they wanted to hear and then fed him facts so that Brendan’s ‘confession’ fit their theory of the crime. By the end of the interrogation, Brendan was so confused that he actually thought he was going to return to school after confessing to murder. Nonetheless, he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison on the basis of this ‘confession.’"
Dassey's conviction was overturned in 2016 but later reinstated by a Court of Appeals judge.
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