Steven Avery's Lawyer Jerry Buting Responds To A Judge Ordering Brendan Dassey’s Release From Prison — UPDATE
On Monday, it was announced that a Milwaukee-based federal judge ordered the supervised release of Brendan Dassey pending a potential retrial and the prosecutors' appeal. In 2007, Dassey, alongside his uncle Steven Avery, was convicted for the murder of Teresa Halbech. In August of this year, Dassey's conviction was overturned; this ruling was then appealed by the Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. Avery filed a motion to appeal his conviction in January. Avery's former attorney, who was also featured in Netflix's Making a Murderer with Avery and Dassey, Jerry Buting responded to Dassey's prison release in a statement released to Bustle on Monday. Update: On Thursday, Nov. 17, the AP reported that federal appeals court blocked Dassey's release from prison.
Earlier: It reads:
Update: On Wednesday, Nov. 16, it was announced that the judge ordered that Dassey be released by 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. The court rejected the state's emergency motion to keep Dassey in prison pending appeal.
Earlier: Dassey's lawyer, Steven Drizin, confirmed his client's release on Twitter Monday by tweeting, "It's true. Judge Duffin granted Brendan's bond motion! More later. Someone from MAM nation will download order. I'm unable to for hours."
In regards to the news, the Wisconsin Department of Justice released the following statement,
At the time of Dassey's overturned conviction on Aug. 12, People obtained a copy of the court's decision, which read,
Schimel released the following statement in September regarding the appeal: