Judges: ‘Making a Murderer’ Confession Was Coerced
A federal appeals panel upheld a ruling Thursday that overturned the murder conviction of an inmate featured in the Netflix series Making a Murderer. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison for the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. The panel affirmed that Dassey, who was 16-years-old at the time, was coerced into confessing when investigators made him multiple false promises. State attorneys can still re-try Dassey or appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.