Published: Wed, November 16, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Nephew in 'Making a Murderer' to say where he'll live

U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin's order states the U.S. Probation Office must review Dassey's proposed residence and complete whatever investigation it deems necessary and then notify the court of the release plans.

Dassey, now 27, and his uncle, Steven Avery, were convicted in separate trials of killing photographer Teresa Halbach at Avery's home in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.

Dassey's lawyer, Steve Drizin, told the Associated Press he hoped he would be free in time to spend Thanksgiving with his family on 24 November.

Dassey, who has been incarcerated at a state prison in Wisconsin, later recanted.

Dassey's uncle, Steven Avery, was "Making a Murderer's" primary subject.

Photographer Halbach went missing on Halloween 2005, with police confirming her charred remains had been discovered in a burn pit on the Avery Salvage Yard in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin ten days later, along with her Toyota RAV4, mobile phone and vehicle keys. Avery has not taken the witness stand. Dassey also does not testify in Avery's trial. He's pursuing his own appeal. The series spawned widespread conjecture about the pair's innocence. Attorney General Schimel did indeed file an appeal in September, but according to The Times, the decision to release Dassey regardless was due to the fact that authorities "failed to demonstrate that Dassey represents a present danger to the community".

January 29, 2007: A judge dismisses sexual assault and kidnapping charges against Avery because Dassey may not testify at his trial.

Good news for Brendan Dassey during this legal roller coaster. A judge ruled in August that the case against Dassey should be thrown out, given that it was based on an "involuntary" confession obtained when he was just 16. Any travel outside of eastern Wisconsin would have to be approved by the court and Dassey could not get a passport.

April 25, 2007: After 4 1/2 hours of deliberation, the jury convicts Dassey of being party to first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse and second-degree sexual assault. Judge Duffin granted Brendan's bond motion!

Great News Brendan Dassey to be released pending appeal. Brendan Dassey to be released today.

Dassey's supporters took to Twitter to express their joy that he could soon be home.

"My brother is one step closer to the freedom he deserves", Brad Dassey stated.

NBC26 will keep you updated as information becomes available.

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