A high-profile murder case that was at the center of the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” has been declined by the U.S. Supreme Court, Variety reports. The court did not give a reason for its decision not to revisit the case of Wisconsin teen Brendan Dassey, who is serving a life sentence in the case.
The report notes that Dassey was sentenced “after being convicted along with his uncle, Steven Avery, in separate jury trials for the 2005 rape and murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wis.” Attorneys for Dassey say his confession to police was coerced.
“The denial means that the Supreme Court will not review the decision on Dassey’s case made by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in December. That court voted 4-3 that Dassey’s confession was voluntary,” Variety reports.
The report notes that Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner wrote in her dissenting opinion in the Court of Appeals decision: “His confession was not voluntary and his conviction should not stand, and yet an impaired teenager has been sentenced to life in prison. I view this as a profound miscarriage of justice.”