SCOTUS Asked To Hear 'Making A Murderer' Appeal

posted by Dave DeVille -

The case made famous in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" may be going to the Supreme Court.

Brendan Dassey was 16-years-old when he confessed in 2005 to participating in the murder of a photographer in Wisconsin. Lawyers for Dassey are now asking the Supreme Court to hear his appeal in the murder case of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach.

His attorneys say Dassey is mentally impaired, and the high court has long recognized that juveniles, and those with intellectual deficits, are at particular risk of confessing falsely under the strain of coercive police tactics.

Dassey was convicted of helping his uncle, Steven Avery, commit the murder. Both men were given life in prison, and their case was made into a docu-series questioning their guilt. Lawyers for Avery are also planning an appeal, and argue that authorities planted evidence to convict him. 

Source: Fox News

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