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.
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.
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(h/t Business Insider; photos via Netflix)