The narrative of Netflix’s Making a Murderer got a major shot in the arm when Steven Avery’s cousin and alleged accomplice Brendan Dassey had his conviction overturned, making it possible he’d walk free. Right on schedule, however, the state of Wisconsin has appealed the decision, potentially keeping Dassey behind bars longer.
Just when you thought the buzz around Netflix’s Making a Murderer had died down, the overturned conviction of Steven Avery’s “accomplice” Brendan Dassey got followers buzzing. Now, weeks away from Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner filing a new appeal, a new report suggests that an alternate suspect could finally clear Avery’s name.
Friday dropped a bombshell on anyone familiar with the subjects of Netflix’s Making a Murderer, namely that Steven Avery’s “accomplice” and nephew Brendan Dassey had his conviction overturned, and could well walk free. Now, filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos respond to the shocking news, as well do former Avery lawyers Jerry Buting and Dean Strang.