US Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal in ‘Making a Murderer’ Case
The US Supreme Court ruled today that it will not hear an appeal in a case made famous by the popular Netflix series 'Making a Murderer.'
The court did not cite a reason it declined to hear the case of Brendan Dassey the nephew of Steven Avery. Dassey, who was 16 at the time, confessed to helping his uncle kill Teresa Halbach in rural Wisconsin. Millions of Americans believe Dassey's confession was coerced and believe his conviction should be overturned after viewing the miniseries.
The prosecution's case rested almost entirely on Dassey's confession which was obtained after many hours of questioning by police. Many believe Dassey, who is of limited intelligence confessed to participating in the murder after being convinced by authorities that he had done so.
The series has raised serious doubts about the US legal system among millions of the show's fans.
Dassey’s lawyer Jerome Buting said the Supreme Court had “passed on a huge opportunity to improve justice, especially for juveniles.”