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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2007 file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted into court for his sentencing in Manitowoc, Wis. The Netflix documentary series ?Making a Murderer? tells the story of a Wisconsin man wrongly convicted of sexual assault only to be accused, along with his nephew, of killing a photographer two years after being released. Steven Avery and his then 17-year-old nephew Dassey were accused of killing Teresa Halbach, a photographer who visited the Avery family salvage yard to take photos of a minivan on Halloween and was never seen alive again. (Herald Times Reporter/Eric Young via AP, Pool)

'Making a Murderer' subject Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned


Brendan Dassey, a subject in the Netflix series "Making A Murder," had his conviction overturned Friday by a federal judge.

His case was one of two featured in the popular "Making a Murderer" series, which depicts the story of Dassey's uncle, Steven Avery.

Dassey and Avery were sentenced to life for the 2005 murder of 25-year-old photographer of Teresa Halbach.

His lawyers maintain his confession was coerced.Dassey could go free in 90 days if the state does not refile his case, according to NBC affiliate TMJ4. 

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