The true-crime community was up in arms over the Netflix series Making a Murderer. The show details the 2005 murder and rape of Teresa Halbach and the trial proceedings afterward.
Brendan Dassey was 16-years-old when he was convicted of Halbach’s murder. It became evident that the police swindled the mentally challenged teenager into confessing to the murder. The tapes show police leading him into the confession, and Dassey alone and confused about what was happening.
Audiences were captivated by his childlike behavior and interests. Despite his confession, which many people still believe was made under pressure, he claims his innocence.
Wisconsin has recently gotten a new governor, and the 29-year-old inmate wrote out a note to him asking for clemency.
The note itself reads as if a child had written it, which is a common theme to the entire investigation.
Advocates for Brendan Dassey have promoted a website containing a list of documents related to his case, including a hand-written letter from Brendan addressed to Gov. Evers. https://t.co/ssI77UTQpe pic.twitter.com/Wkgfa0N2GT— NBC26 News (@NBC26) October 2, 2019
“By his prison conduct and his gentle, patient insistence of his own innocence, Brendan has shown himself to be the rare person who is worthy of clemency,” the application for clemency said.
Dassey is currently serving a life sentence along with his uncle, Steve Avery. Avery also claims his innocence and is insistent that the police set him and his nephew up, and some of his evidence is quite troubling…
The series is still streaming on Netflix.