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Brendan Dassey Might Not Have That Get Out Of Jail Card Just Yet

Brendan Dassey Might Not Have That Get Out Of Jail Card Just Yet

Brenden Dassey is close to being freed from jail. However, his release won't happen if the Wisconsin State Attorney General has anything to say about it.

The Making A Murderer subject - nephew of Steven Avery - won a huge victory in his appeals case back in August when a judge overturned his conviction on the grounds that his confession was coerced.

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But Dassey wasn't going anywhere soon. Rather than releasing him within 90 days as a federal judge demanded, attorney general Brad Schimel instead appealed Brendan's release, which meant that he would have had to remain behind bars while the state's reasoning was considered.

On August 14, the same judge who overturned his conviction also refused the attorney general's appeal, reports Uproxx. Long story short, the judge ordered for Dassey to be released from jail by 8pm on Friday.

But the plot thickens..

Rather than let Brendan go, Schimel has filed an emergency motion with the Seventh Circuit Court of appeals, asking a panel of judges to review the case and rule on whether the release was handled properly.

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If the Seventh Circuit doesn't rule on this by Friday night, Dassey will be released regardless. However, considering Dassey's luck in all this, I wouldn't be counting my chickens before they have hatched if I were him right now.

Worst-case scenario is that he could end up back in jail within days or weeks if the Seventh Circuit rules against him.

Featured image credit: Netflix/Making A Murderer

Topics: brendan dassey, Legal, Steven avery, Jail, Murder, court, US

Hamish Kilburn

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