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A.G. Schimel on what’s next for Brendan Dassey: “We’re still examining all of the options”

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MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel on Monday, August 22nd discussed what's next after Brendan Dassey's conviction was overturned.

A federal magistrate on August 12th ordered Dassey to be freed within 90 days unless prosecutors decide to re-try him. The state could also appeal the ruling.

Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery were convicted of murdering Teresa Halbach in 2005.

Dassey was 16 years old at the time.

Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey

Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey

The judge said investigators coerced a confession from Dassey. Some of his police interviews were shown in Netflix's "Making A Murderer" docuseries.

The federal judge said "the investigators repeatedly claimed to already know what happened on October 31st and assured Dassey that he had nothing to worry about."

Brendan Dassey

Brendan Dassey

"We're still examining all of the options. There are a number of different directions this case can go, and before we make a determination as to which option we'll pursue, we're going to want to give Teresa Halbach's family an opportunity to have some input," Schimel said.

Dassey's uncle, Chuck Avery, said on August 13th there are no grounds for a retrial. He said he believes his nephew will be released. One of Dassey's attorneys said the confession would not be used at a new trial.

Teresa Halbach

Teresa Halbach

Teresa Halbach was killed in 2005 after she went to the Avery family auto salvage yard to photograph some vehicles.


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