A judge in Wisconsin has ordered that Brendan Dassey who is a subject of Netflix documentary series 'Making A Murderer', to be freed from the prison. It should be noted that his trial for murder was the actual plot of Netflix's reality based documentary series
According to NPR, in August 2016, Judge William Duffin examined Dassey's conviction for killing a woman in 2005 and ordered that he must be released within the period of 90 days unless prosecutors file an appeal. Wisconsin's attorney general did file a notice of appeal in September, calling the August decision "wrong on the facts and wrong on the law."
But on the grounds of his innocence and good behavioral impact, Dassey's lawyers tabled a petition in the court to release him despite the appeal, In addition, his lawyers also said that he did not pose any danger to the society and the community and was not likely to run away. According to CNN, Duffin ruled in court that Dassey, who is now 27, is to be freed under the supervision of the US Probation Office under certain conditions. It should be noted in this context that he was prisoned at the age of 16 when he confessed murder photographer Teresa Halbach.
Dassey was convicted majorly on his statement to police authorities that he had helped to rape and kill the woman. Therefore, under Wisconsin's sex offender registry law, Dassey may also be required to register himself as a sex offender as well. Wisconsin's Attorney General Brad Schimel later said that he would file an appeal on the grounds of emergency regulations to prevent Dassey's release. It should be noted that Dassey's uncle, whom he actually associated to rape and murder that lady, is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted in a separate trial.