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Paperwork filed: AG appeals ruling that overturned Brendan Dassey’s conviction

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Brendan Dassey

MADISON — Attorney General Brad Schimel filed the opening brief in federal court on Wednesday, October 19th — appealing a ruling that overturned Brendan Dassey’s conviction.

Schimel filed the notice of appeal back on September 9th. On Wednesday, the first documents of the appeal were filed.

In August, a federal court ruled Dassey had been coerced by investigators into confessing to helping his uncle, Steven Avery, kill Teresa Halbach. At that time, the judge ordered Dassey be released unless there was an appeal or retrial.

With that appeal now filed, the 7th Circuit Court will decide if the ruling stands.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

1 Comment

  • Always Outspoken

    This whole Avery/Dassey case smells rotten to me.

    I can only hope that if it finally comes out that this was indeed a set-up in retaliation for Avery’s lawsuit the ones behind it will be jailed until death.

    That includes an obstinate AG who refuses to give a kid (who will very likely win this appeal) the benefit of the doubt that he deserves. IMO, if his conviction was overturned (which it was), he is now once again innocent until proven guilty – and should be granted bail.

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