A man whose homicide conviction was overturned in a case profiled in the Netflix series ‘Making a Murderer’ has been ordered released from prison while prosecutors appeal.
Today, US Magistrate Judge William Duffin ordered the release of Brendan Dassey.
Duffin ruled in August that investigators tricked Dassey into confessing he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape, kill and mutilate photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.
The state has appealed that ruling.
Dassey's supervised release was not immediate and is contingent upon him meeting multiple conditions.
He has until midday Tuesday, US time to provide the federal probation and parole office with the address of where he planned to live.
Dassey's attorney hopes to have him released in time to spend Thanksgiving with his family.
Dassey was 16 when Halbach died and was jailed instantly. He's now 27.
We will keep you updated as details break.
Image Credit: Netflix/ Making a Murderer