Conviction overturned in 'Making a Murderer' killing

Court says Brendan Dassey must be freed in 90 days


A federal court has overturned the conviction of a man found guilty of helping his uncle kill a woman in a case profiled on Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” The Associated Press reported Friday.

The U.S. District Court in Milwaukee ordered Brendan Dassey freed with 90 days unless his case is appealed.

Dassey confessed to helping his uncle, Steven Avery, carry out the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005, but attorneys argued that the confession was coerced, the AP said.

Halbach went to the Avery family auto salvage yard to take pictures of some vehicles. Dassey was 16 at the time. Avery was convicted separately.