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Freeing A Murderer: Brendan Dassey’s Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Granted

The Netflix documentary phenomenon Making a Murderer has brought extensive attention to the legal quandary surrounding the arrests, prosecutions, and subsequent convictions of Brendan Dassey and Steven Avery. Europe 2014__Athens_64This month, a magistrate judge granted Brendan Dassey’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, which could lead to his release after almost ten years of incarceration. To read Alexander G. Thrasher and Wesley M. Walker’s article concerning the background of Dassey’s case in addition to the proceedings leading up to this month’s decision, please click here.