The moment so many Making a Murder fans have been waiting for is finally here: Brendan Dassey is set to be released from prison today. The 26 year old has been serving a life sentence after being tied to the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005. Coerced into a false and confusing confession by police, the then-16 year old's wrongful conviction was one the most heartbreaking things to watch on the popular Netflix docu-series.
As the teenaged nephew of Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey was inplicated in the first-degree murder trial of Halbach because he was Steven's alibi. But it was Dassey's mistreatment at the hands of law enforcers that was widely derided by Avery's defence team and fans of the show. With his low IQ and poor comprehension skills, Brendan was like a sitting duck for opportunistic police detectives. In fact, watching the footage of his unlawful "confession" (without lawyers or guardian present) was one of the more enraging things for viewers to watch.
After a judge ordered Dassey's release in August, those following the case have closely waited for the state to appeal. According to a report on news.com.au, Dassey's lawyer tweeted the news saying Brenda would be released today, "pending appeal".
With more episodes of the landmark crime series on order from Netflix already, it seems this certainly won't be the last we'll hear of the case either.