WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a plea to intervene in the case of Brendan Dassey, whose teenaged confession to rape and murder was portrayed as coerced in the popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer.”
As is customary, the court gave no reason for denying the petition of Dassey, who now is in his late 20s and serving a life sentence in prison.
Dassey was convicted in 2007 of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Two years earlier, Dassey had confessed to authorities that he assisted his uncle, Steven Avery, in the rape and killing. …read more
Source: Bangor Daily News