“Attorneys for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series ‘Making a Murderer’ petitioned for his immediate release Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that his confession was coerced,” the AP reports.
“Lawyers for Brendan Dassey filed papers Friday with the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals asking that he be released on his own recognizance, saying Thursday’s decision by a three-judge appeals panel left no reason for further delays,” the story adds. “The state is unlikely to prevail in any further appeals or if it retries the case without his confession, they wrote, but said those appeals could prolong Dassey’s time in prison ‘by months, if not years.'”
Prosecutors were given until 5 p.m. Monday to file a response.