Fans of Making A Murderer received some wonderful news yesterday – Brendan Dassey may be able to walk free in just 90 days.
Brendan Dassey and Steven Avery were both convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach, but the Netflix series cast some serious doubts on the legitimacy of the legal proceedings the pair had to endure.
Dassey seemed the more wronged of the pair, having been given a life sentence at the age of 16 and spending the last 10 years in prison, despite intellectual difficulties.
After revisiting the circumstances of this conviction, US Magistrate Judge William Duffin yesterday ordered the release of Brendan within the next 90 days, unless the State chooses to retry him.
This news has provoked a hugely emotional response from Dassey's supporters.
— Lesa ODaniel Esparza (@LesainLA) August 12, 2016
— Dan Fleyshman (@DanFleyshman) August 12, 2016
— Laura Maher (@mrslmaher) August 13, 2016
Brendan Dassey. THANK GOODNESS. I am very, very relieved for him and his loved ones. Justice certainly took its time.
— Stephanie Perkins News (@naturallysteph) August 12, 2016
Happy tears for Brendan Dassey! #MakingAMurderer
— rabia O'chaudry (@rabiasquared) August 12, 2016
the fact that Brendan Dassey can finally go home and watch wrestle mania fills my heart with so much joy
— Tara Gallagher (@taralaynee) August 12, 2016
I'm in tears at the news about Brendan Dassey - it's about time! Hopefully he'll be able to get on with his life in peace. ????❤️
— becca ✌????️ (@acabecca) August 12, 2016
I really don't think anyone understands how happy I am that Brendan dassey has been released. I invested so many feelings into this
— canadiansatan (@kimberleyleland) August 13, 2016
Brendan Dassey to be released in 90 days! Justice is finally served <3 My heart cries for the suffering he and his mother went through.
— Marlene S. Jørgensen (@marleeen_sj) August 12, 2016
I am SO HAPPY for Brendan Dassey and his family. This was just a confused and mislead young man who was manipulated by the system #freedom
— Lara Terry (@LaraRixon) August 12, 2016
The news about Brendan Dassey has honestly made me so happy nothing made me emotional like seeing how badly he was treated
— Moll (@Moll1806) August 12, 2016
As happy as I am about Brendan Dassey's release, it's taken too long for them to realise how wrong he was treated. He's lost so much time
— Em (@bemzo93) August 13, 2016