The state Department of Justice will consult with the family of Teresa Halbach, before it makes a decision about retrying Brendan Dassey for his role in her murder.
Dassey was convicted for the 2005 murder of Halbach, along with his uncle Steven Avery. The case drew international attention earlier this year, following the release of the Netfilx documentary Making a Murderer. A federal judge earlier this month overturned Dassey’s conviction though, citing concerns about how the confession of the then 16-year-old was obtained by police.
The state was given 90 days to decide whether to take the case to trial again without the confession or to appeal the ruling.
Attorney General Brad Schimel said Monday that the state is still investigating all of its options for how to proceed. “There are a number of different directions this case can go, and before we make a determination as to which option we’ll pursue, we are going to want to give Teresa Halbach’s family an opportunity to have some input.”
AUDIO: Attorney General Brad Schimel says the state is still exploring its options (:26)
Schimel said his office has been in communication with the Halbach family and will continue to explain the different options and possible outcomes for each one.