Kathleen Zellner, the attorney for Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery, has hinted at the possibility of Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel making an announcement regarding the conviction of Brendan Dassey on Friday.
The news came after Zellner shared a picture on social media showing a man holding a sign that reads, “It’s over.” Although the post was deleted thereafter, it was viewed and shared several times.
As reported by WISN, three weeks ago, a federal judge overturned the conviction of Dassey, ruling that it was unlawful since he was coerced into a confession during his interrogation with the police. The judge then ordered that Dassey be released from jail.
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Currently, Dassey is serving life in prison for the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach, who was killed in 2005.
Avery, on the other hand, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He previously spent 18 years in prison on a sexual assault charge before DNA evidence in 2003 proved his innocence.
The state has a period of 90 days to decide whether it will appeal the judge’s decision of overturning Dassey’s conviction, file new charges against him, or release Dassey.
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Brendan Dassey release: ‘I’m not prepared to make any announcements’ – Brad Schimel
Meanwhile, Schmiel said on Thursday, “I’m not prepared to make any announcements on that yet. We have made some decisions, but I’m not prepared to announce that right now.”
The case became massively popular following the airing of Netflix’s docu-series Making a Murderer, which chronicled the convictions of Dassey and Avery. A second season of the show is in the works. However, a specific date for the same has not been announced.
As reported by WBAY, Zellner filed a motion on August 26 requesting additional testing of the evidence.