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Brendan Dassey’s conviction overturned

After watching Making a Murderer, I wrote about Brendan Dassey: “there’s a good chance that he didn’t do anything but merely told investigators what they wanted him to say because he was subject to psychological manipulation by aggressive interrogators.”

Yesterday, a judge overturned his conviction because the confession was improperly obtained.

I don’t think it’s likely that he will be prosecuted again. Without the confession, there’s no evidence against him. Too bad he had to spend 10 years in prison.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 13, 2016 at 9:25 am

Posted in Crime, Television

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  1. Why does he have to wait an additional 90 days to be released?


    August 13, 2016 at 12:13 pm

  2. I’ve watched a lot of wrongful conviction stories and there are usually one of two things that lead to people being wrongfully convicted of crimes.

    1. Low IQ defendants who are bullied/manipulated into confessing crimes they didn’t commit
    2. Idiot juries that convict with a lack of proper evidence

    There was one interesting case, however, when I guy was wrongfully convicted and I think the jury made the right decision to convict him. He was a black fella who was convicted of raping a white woman, he closely resembled the sketch of the perp and was positively ID’d by the victim. He was in the area at the time, had no alibi, and what really killed him was that the crime scene had footprints of shoes his size that were missing the same part of the sole on one of the shoes that his own were.

    He was interviewed in the show and even he seemed to think that the jury was right to convict him. He ended up becoming close friends with the victim.

    Otis the Sweaty

    August 13, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    • Idiot juries that convict with a lack of proper evidence

      Yes, I agree and wonder why, in such cases, the judge doesn’t grant a summary judgement or a directed verdict.

      E. Rekshun

      August 14, 2016 at 5:18 am

  3. Come on this is at least worth a smile since a miscarriage of justice has been overturned!


    August 13, 2016 at 8:06 pm

  4. ^ but I’m a law school drop out, so what do I know?

    E. Rekshun

    August 14, 2016 at 5:19 am

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