Read Judge's Full Decision on 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey Case - NBC Chicago

Read Judge's Full Decision on 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey Case

The judge found that Dassey's confession was involuntary in a 91-page decision handed down Friday

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    Read Judge's Full Decision on 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey Case
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    A federal judge in Milwaukee has overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, the young man whose case was one of two documented in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer."

    Judge William E. Duffin found that investigators repeatedly made false promises to Dassey, who was 16 years old and a slow learner, in extracting a confession, which Dassey's legal team had maintained was coerced. The judge found that confession was involuntary in a 91-page decision handed down Friday.

    Dassey’s case was one of two followed in the popular “Making a Murderer” series, which depicts the story of Dassey’s uncle, Steven Avery. Dassey and Avery were sentenced to life for the 2005 murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach.

    Read the judge's full decision below:

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