MADISON, Wis. (CBSMiami/AP) — An inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” wanted to walk free and he was pressing a federal appeals court to let him do so.
A federal appeals blocked his release from a Wisconsin prison on Thursday. Attorneys for Brendan Dassey say they’re disappointed about the decision.
Dassey was convicted in 2007 of raping and killing Teresa Halbach and sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge in August overturned his conviction, saying investigators coerced him into confessing. State attorneys have appealed that ruling.
The judge this week ordered Dassey released from prison by 8 p.m. Friday. But a three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the release Thursday, saying Dassey must remain behind bars pending the resolution of his appeal.
Dassey’s attorneys posted a statement online saying they were “disappointed more than words can say” with the appellate decision.
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