Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey to Be Released from Prison
Big news for anyone who found themselves wrapped up in the Making a Murderer case: Brendan Dassey, who was convicted at the age of 16 (along with his uncle Steven Avery) for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach (which was the focus of the wildly popular Netflix docuseries) and who recently had his conviction overturned, will soon be released from jail.
Reports have just started to hit the internet that Dassey, who’s now 27 years old, has been granted a supervised release from prison pending his appeal.
NEW: Federal magistrate judge orders supervised release for Brendan Dassey while case continues. More to come at https://t.co/xKhhPCh9CS.
— WLUK-TV FOX 11 (@fox11news) November 14, 2016
For those who didn’t catch the addictively compelling Netflix hit (you can still catch up, BTW!), Brendan in fact confessed to his part in the crime, but many believe that the shy and soft-spoken teen was coerced by local law enforcement.
Though this latest development doesn’t ensure Dassey’s freedom, it may be another step toward eventual justice.
What do you think about the fact that Brendan Dassey is about to be released from prison? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t Business Insider; photos via Netflix)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!