Wisconsin attorneys asked a federal appeals court Monday to keep an inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” behind bars while they fight a second ruling overturning his conviction.
The state Department of Justice’s filing argues Brendan Dassey should remain in prison because his case is far from settled. The agency will appeal the ruling to the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals within the next two weeks, has the right to seek review in the U.S. Supreme Court or could retry him, the filing said. A Wisconsin jury also found Dassey guilty of “heinous crimes,” which points to keeping him locked up, the filing added.
Dassey told detectives that he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach at the Avery family’s salvage yard in eastern Wisconsin’s Manitowoc County on Halloween 2005.