On Friday, a federal judge overturned the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects in the real fucked up, but real popular Netflix docuseries, Making A Murder. If “overturned” and “conviction” in the same sentence are confusing to you, you should probably read more and/or watch more Law & Order, but I’ll spell it out for you in case you don’t get around to that:
The federal court doesn’t believe there was enough evidence against Dassey for the state to convict him of murdering Teresa Halbach, so they’re basically like “actually NVRM.”
If you didn’t see the series you’re probably like “uhm who tf cares?” but you should know that while you’ve been living your life outside of prison, the justice system has been whack AFFFF and his case is just one example of the shit storm. This ruling doesn’t fix the issues at hand, but it’s a place to start.
Whether or not you personally believe Dassey committed the crime, there’s no doubt that the statement he gave the detectives was coerced and therefore shouldn’t have been used in a court of law. I know this because I watched at least half of Legally Blonde. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t!
Anyway, Brendan will be released from prison within 90 days unless they make him go to trial again, which at that point would be sooooooo mean, right? Like, can’t we all just get along?
I rest my case.