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13 years after disproven confession, Dassey must be freed

Published May 2, 2020

Thirteen years ago this week, Manitowoc special education student Brendan Dassey was convicted of participating in the murder of Teresa Halbach based on a confession now widely acknowledged to be false. Brendan was 16-years-old and in the tenth grade when he gave that confession; today, he's 30. And he remains behind bars, serving a life term.

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Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned in Halbach murder

Published Aug. 12, 2016

A federal judge today overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, who was found guilty of being an accessory to Teresa Halbach's 2005 murder and served as one of the subjects in the hit Netflix docu-series "Making a Murderer."

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It's official: Get ready for season two of "Making a Murderer"

Published July 19, 2016

Deadline Hollywood reported this morning that Netflix ordered another season of the now Emmy-nominated docu-series and that it is currently in production under the watch of returning executive producer/director tandem Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

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Manitowoc wants to be known for more than "Making a Murderer"

Published Jan. 11, 2016

The excitement about "Making a Murderer" is all online, not at the Avery front door or in local pubs or the County courthouse. The internet's giddy phenomenon is Manitowoc's unwanted reality, and residents are tired of it.

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Who killed Teresa Halbach? The four alternative suspects

Published Dec. 29, 2015

It became clear there was one glaring angle left out of Netflix's "Making a Murderer": If Steven Avery didn't do it, who did? As it turns out, Avery's defense attorneys tried to raise details about four other possible suspects at trial.