The state Justice Department asked the 7th U.S. Brendan Dassey was convicted in 2007 of raping and killing Teresa Halbach and sentenced to life in prison. A federal appeals court has ruled that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series Making a Murderer must remain behind bars even though his conviction has been overturned. State attorneys have appealed that ruling. Brendan Dassey murder conviction overturned
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The judge on Wednesday ordered Dassey released from prison by 8 p.m. Friday. A federal judge in August overturned his conviction, saying investigators coerced him into confessing. Circuit Court of Appeals in an emergency motion to block the release. © The Associated Press, 2016 A three-judge panel of the appeal’s court on Thursday agreed to block Dassey’s release, pending the resolution of the appeal.