‘Making a Murderer’ Appeal Case Will NOT Be Heard By Supreme Court

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Brendan Dassey, who was convicted of rape and murder when he was just 16-years-old as documented in the hit Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” had his request for the Supreme Court to hear his case denied.

Most people who watched ‘Making a Murderer’ were quite vocal about the fact that Brendan Dassey, a teenager with an incredibly low IQ, was forced into making a false confession by investigators.

Dassey confessed to Wisconsin authorities that he had joined his uncle in raping and murdering photographer Teresa Halbach before burning her body in a bonfire. Dassey’s attorneys, however, say he’s borderline intellectually disabled and was pressured into a false confession. They wanted his confession thrown out and a new trial.

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After watching the series myself, I would personally have to agree. 

The higher court didn’t give a reason as to why they were not going to hear the case, the justices’ decision leaves in place a lower court ruling against Dassey.

Wisconsin officials urged the Supreme Court to not try and second guess Wisconsin’s initial court ruling. Noting that Dassey’s mother allowed her son to be interviewed and that the investigators were compassionate and simply urging Dassey to tell the truth.

You can watch the interrogation below.

The Supreme Court’s decision comes as there are plans for a second season of “Making a Murderer,” which premiered on Netflix back in 2015. Viewers of the first season were introduced to Dassey’s uncle, Steven Avery, who spent 18-years in prison for a rape before DNA testing exonerated him.


After his release, he filed a multi-million dollar civil suit over his conviction, but in 2005 as that lawsuit was pending he was arrested for and later convicted of Halbach’s murder. Avery maintains he was framed.

However, during the trial, Dassey’s confession tape was played and that weighed heavily on the jury’s decision to find him guilty.