Brendan Dassey’s attorneys have filed a motion for him to be released from prison, while the Wisconsin Attorney General appeals a federal judge’s decision that overturned his murder conviction.
A federal magistrate judge ruled August 12 that investigators used deceptive tactics to coerce Brendan Dassey into confessing to helping Steven Avery rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.
In Wednesday’s motion, Dassey’s attorney says her client has been held in custody since March 31, 2006, when Dassey was sixteen years old. She also argued that the state has not demonstrated a strong likelihood of success on appeal.
In the 48 page document Dassey’s attorney also stated he is not a flight risk and he would pose no danger to the public if released.