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Brendan Dassey appears in court Monday, April 16, 2007, at the Manitowoc County Courthouse in Manitowoc, Wis. Dassey, 17, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and first-degree sexual assault in the death of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach on Oct. 31, 2005. His uncle, Steven Avery, 44, was found guilty of her murder last month. (AP Photo/Dan Powers, Pool)

'Making A Murderer' subject Brendan Dassey might have to stay in prison


The Wisconsin attorney general on Friday appealed a judge's decision to overturn the conviction of Brendan Dassey, one of the men featured in the popular Netflix series "Making A Murder."

Prosecutors have 90 days to bring Dassey, 26, to trial again or he will be released.

A federal judge ruled that the guilty verdict against Dassey was based on a coerced confession he gave as a 16-year-old youth with a learning disability.

Prosecutors will have to prove that Dassey was not forced into a confession.

In August, a judge overturned Dassey's conviction, saying his confession was coerced.

Brendan Dassey walks to the courthouse to hear the verdict in his case Wednesday night, April 25, 2007, in Manitowoc, Wis. A jury found Dassey guilty of raping a 25-year-old freelance photographer, Teresa Halbach, and helping his uncle kill her and burn her body. (AP Photo/Sue Pischke, Pool)

In 2007, Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery were convicted in the murder photographer Teresa Halbach.

Now, Dassey's legal team are trying to get Dassey released as soon as possible.

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