Check Out The First Trailer For ‘Making A Murderer Part 2’ As Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey Maintain Innocence

With the premiere just around the corner, Netflix has finally released a preview of Making a Murderer Part 2. The two-plus minute trailer was just released by the streaming giant today, offering up an overview of what audiences can expect to see on the upcoming season of the show. Making a Murderer originally premiered in […]

‘Making A Murderer Part 2’ Will Premiere On Netflix October 19

One of Netflix’s most popular shows is returning to the streaming service once again and fans cannot wait. In 2015, the story of Steven Avery, his nephew Brendan Dassey, and their conviction in the murder of Theresa Halbach captivated the country. The uncle and nephew were charged in 2006 for killing 25-year-old photographer Theresa Halbach […]

Brendan Dassey Of ‘Making A Murderer’ Won’t Be Heard By Supreme Court

Despite the popularity of the hit Netflix show, Making a Murderer, the Supreme Court has decided not to hear the appeal of Brendan Dassey. In August of 2016, U.S. Magistrate Judge William E. Duffin ruled that Dassey’s confession had been coerced and he overturned his murder conviction. Next, Duffin’s decision was appealed by the Wisconsin […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Len Kachinsky Denies Harassment Allegations

Former Brendan Dassey lawyer Len Kachinsky denies allegations that he harassed his court clerk last year. The clerk, on Tuesday, January 30, was granted a temporary order of protection against the now municipal judge, one that bars him from any contact with the unnamed female petitioner. She asked for the order because she says Kachinsky […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Brendan Dassey Not Part Of Steven Avery’s First Alibi

While Steven Avery claims that he and nephew Brendan Dassey had a bonfire behind his garage the evening of October 31, 2005, it wasn’t the alibi he gave police during the Teresa Halbach missing person’s investigation. Within hours of the report that the photographer was missing, Avery was naming alibi witnesses, those able to verify […]

Police Were Tipped Off In 2005 By Brendan Dassey About Teresa Halbach Sexual Assault

Charges against Making a Murderer subjects Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are being discussed again, drawing questions about links to Teresa Halbach and how investigators theorized that she had been sexually assaulted in 2005. Police uncovered no physical evidence that Halbach had been sexually assaulted. There was no semen found in Avery’s trailer, and only […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Kathleen Zellner Keeps Focus On Other Suspects In Halbach Killing

Post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner on Monday furthered her claim that there were more viable suspects in the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach than Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery. As she alleged this spring, Halbach’s on-again, off-again boyfriend was directly tied to the crime scene. In the 1,200-page motion filed on June 7, she suggested the […]

Kathleen Zellner: Avery, Dassey Cases Much Different

While Making a Murderer subjects Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey were convicted of the same offense in the death of Teresa Halbach, their post-conviction cases couldn’t be any different, according to Avery’s post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner. “People do not realize that Brendan’s case is 10 years further advanced than Steven’s and is in a very […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Defendant’s Appeal: Court Rendered Decision On Steven Avery’s Request For New Trial

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, Steven Avery, the convict featured in Netflix’s crime documentary Making a Murderer received the court decision on his appeal for a new trial was denied. According to Avery’s legal counsel, Kathleen Zellner had plans to provide the court with new evidence that could help the case of the defendant. However, the […]

Brendan Dassey’s Intellect At Center Of Appeals Court Decision

With the en banc hearing in the case of Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey in the books, the now 27-year-old’s fate is in the hands of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. And although Dassey’s lawyer made one argument in his petition for habeas corpus relief, it is likely that the panel of seven […]

‘Making a Murderer:’ Brendan Dassey Awaits Appeals Court Decision

Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey will continue to await his fate as the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals prepares a decision as to whether it will uphold a 2016 ruling that his confession in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach was coerced. A panel of seven judges on Tuesday, September 26, heard arguments […]

Brendan Dassey Case Likely Bound For Supreme Court

There is no telling what the outcome will be for Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey after Tuesday’s en banc hearing in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, but there is a strong likelihood the case will be appealed to U.S. Supreme Court. The state of Wisconsin could bring the case to the high court […]

‘Making a Murderer’: Mother Of Brendan Dassey Talks About What Happened At Fox Hills Resort

Although it is believed that Brendan Dassey was interrogated at a Wisconsin hotel before his arrest, his mother says those reports are not accurate. Barb Tadych (Barb Janda in Making a Murderer) says she vividly remembers February 27, 2006. It was the day police took her son out of school and questioned him before bringing […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Could Brendan Dassey Confession Have Been Suppressed?

Although former defense lawyer Len Kachinsky says he made a valiant attempt to suppress Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s 2006 confession, his argument was not based on case law used by Dassey’s current attorneys. Kachinsky told the Inquisitr on September 11 that his inability to convince Judge Jerome Fox that Dassey’s confession was involuntary […]

Retired Appellate Judge: Courts Consider Poor Defendants ‘Trash’

There are arguably many problems with the American criminal justice system, and one of them is a low regard for defendants who cannot afford legal counsel, according to a recently retired judge from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. “The basic thing is that most judges regard these people as kind of […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Len Kachinsky Hopes Appeals Court Establishes Law To Help Juvenile Defendants

As Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s en banc hearing in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals draws near, his former lawyer, Len Kachinsky, says he hopes the court’s eight judges make a ruling to help juveniles accused of crimes. “I hope the Seventh Circuit decides whether juveniles are entitled or not to the rights […]

Kathleen Zellner: New Evidence Uncovered In Steven Avery Case

The noted post-conviction lawyer for Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery says she has uncovered even more exculpatory evidence in her bid to free him from prison. Avery is serving life without parole in a Wisconsin prison for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Zellner told the Inquisitr that new witnesses have come forward, leading […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Defense Investigator: Someone Known To Steven Avery’s Dog Planted Teresa Halbach’s Bones

The investigator who worked for Steven Avery’s trial lawyers has revisited a popular theory about who killed Teresa Halbach back in 2005. Appearing on the teen talk show Corey Taylor Talks on Tuesday, August 22, Pete Baetz said Halbach’s body was burned elsewhere before someone salted her bones in Avery’ burn pit — a theory […]

Full Appeals Court Will Hear Brendan Dassey Appeal, 2016 Decision Vacated

The push to free Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey suffered a setback on Friday, as the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granted the State of Wisconsin its request to hear the case en banc. The decision comes almost two months after a three-judge panel voted 2-1 to uphold a 2016 decision that Dassey […]

Experts Measure Lasting Effect Of Brendan Dassey Case

With Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s presumption of innocence restored for now, his murder trial and post-conviction appeals will likely leave a lasting impression on the criminal justice system. First, it is difficult to deny the worldwide attention the case has attracted since the documentary premiered in 2015. Dassey’s case, however, has been making […]

‘Making A Murderer’: Court Denies Brendan Dassey Release

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion filed by Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey regarding his release from prison. Dassey’s lawyers claim he is being held unconstitutionally after the court vacated his murder conviction in the 2005 death of Teresa Halbach. The motion for bail was denied Wednesday by the same three-judge […]

Wisconsin DOJ Files Motion To Block Brendan Dassey Release

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel on Monday filed a motion to keep Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey in prison while his office argues the case in front of the entire Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The motion comes three days after Dassey’s lawyers filed a petition to release him while the state decides to […]

Brendan Dassey’s Former Lawyer Len Kachinsky Comments On State’s Confession Appeal

The man some say served Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey up to the state during the death investigation of Teresa Halbach says Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel’s best to keep him behind bars is to avoid the Supreme Court. “I think the full [Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals] panel is going to be the […]

‘Making A Murderer:’ Brendan Dassey Looking Forward To Release

Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey is looking forward to coming home for the first time in 11 years after the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2016 ruling that the confession he gave in the killing of Teresa Halbach was involuntary. Dassey was visited by family members Friday at the Columbia Correctional Institution […]

Steven Avery Responds To Brendan Dassey Coerced Confession Ruling

Steven Avery is “extremely pleased” that the United States Court of Appeals upheld the ruling that his nephew Brendan Dassey’s confession in Teresa Halbach’s murder was coerced, he said via his lawyer Kathleen Zellner. Zellner visited Avery at the Waupun Correctional Institution Friday morning, a day after the ruling. “He’s very pleased, extremely pleased, of […]

Brendan Dassey Release: Attorney Files Motion For Bail

In what could be a landmark case, attorneys for Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey on Friday filed a motion that he be released on bail pending a decision by the state of Wisconsin to retry him for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. The filing comes a day after a three-judge panel in the […]

Court: ‘Making A Murderer’ Cops Could Not Keep Own Story Straight During Brendan Dassey Confession

Investigators had a trouble keeping their own story straight while they were interrogating Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey in 2006, according to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling released Thursday, June 22. The ruling that Dassey’s civil rights were violated was centered on lines of questioning used by Wisconsin investigator Tom Fassbender and […]

‘Making A Murderer:’ Appeals Court Upholds Brendan Dassey’s Overturned Conviction [Breaking]

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the lower court’s decision that the confession Brendan Dassey gave to police in 2005 in the murder of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin was coerced. The vote was 2-1, affirming the 2016 ruling by Federal Magistrate William Duffin that Dassey’s will was overborne and his rights […]

Attorney Laura Nirider: Brendan Dassey Case ‘Changed My Life’

Laura Nirider was in her third year at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law a decade ago when she began working on a case of a teenage boy who confessed to the rape, murder, and mutilation of a Wisconsin woman. The teen was Brendan Dassey, and he confessed to helping his uncle brutally murder 25-year-old […]

Wisconsin DOJ Calls Steven Avery’s Motion For New Trial Ridiculous

While Steven Avery’s attorney Kathleen Zellner maintains that Teresa Halbach’s ex-lover is the one who killed her, the Wisconsin Department of Justice had some choice words for her latest bid to free the Making a Murderer subject. “We continue to send our condolences to the Halbach family as they have to endure Avery’s ridiculous attempts […]

Did ‘Making A Murderer’ Steven Avery Finally Confess To Killing Teresa Halbach?

Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery’s bid to overturn his murder conviction just got harder. A former prison friend of Avery just came forward and claims that he confessed to killing Teresa Halbach. How will this affect Season 2? Rock for Advocate reports that Joseph Evans Jr. met Avery in a Wisconsin prison back in 2010. […]

‘Making a Murderer’ Update: Brendan Dassey’s Overturned Conviction Appealed

It was August 12 of this year when now 26-year-old Brendan Dassey had his 2007 murder conviction overturned. Brendan Dassey’s murder conviction, for which he was sentenced to life, became international news when his story, and that of his 54-year-old uncle’s, Steven Avery, became the subject of the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. The focus […]

‘Making A Murderer’s’ Steven Avery Wants His Story To Hit The Big Screen Starring Brad Pitt

Steven Avery is confident that he will be exonerated for the murder of Teresa Halbach. The Making a Murderer star is so confident, in fact, that he’s already looking forward to a movie version of his life story. He even has a good idea who might play him. Avery recently sat down with In Touch […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Update: Brendan Dassey Is Not Coming Home Today, Mom Reveals He’s Scared To Leave Prison

A spokesperson for the Wisconsin Department of Justice confirmed that Brendan Dassey would not be released on Friday. The rumor surfaced after the attorney for Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery alluded to Dassey’s release via Twitter. ABC News reports that wrongful conviction lawyer Kathleen Zellner posted a few tweets that insinuated that Dassey was getting […]

Lawyer Representing Steven Avery Files Motion Claiming ‘Making A Murderer’ Convict Was Framed

A lawyer representing Steven Avery filed a motion on Friday demanding access to evidence she believes will exonerate the Making A Murderer convict. The attorney wants to conduct extensive testing on the evidence using methods not available during Avery’s 2007 trial. Steven Avery, the subject of the Netflix hit documentary Making A Murderer, was convicted […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Is Just Propaganda Says Lawyer Who Helped Clear Steven Avery

A lawyer who helped overturn Steven Avery’s rape conviction in 2003 condemned Making A Murderer as propaganda in his new tell-all book saying the filmmakers intentionally misled their audience. In his new book Indefensible: The Missing Truth about Steven Avery, Teresa Halbach and ‘Making a Murderer’, author Michael Griesbach slams the makers of the docuseries […]

Brendan Dassey: Former Attorney Kachinsky Fires Back At ‘Bullies,’ Says He Helped With Overturned Conviction

After Brendan Dassey’s murder conviction was overturned earlier this month, his former defense attorney, Len Kachinsky, received numerous negative messages on social media. He’s now fighting back, claiming he did the best job he could for Dassey, and that his decisions played a part in getting the conviction reversed. TheHerald Times Reporter reports that Kachinsky, […]

Steven Avery: Attorney To File Motion For DNA Evidence Access, While Critics Want Him To Remain In Prison

With recent news of Brendan Dassey’s murder conviction overturned, the question remains whether Steven Avery, the centerpiece of Making a Murderer, will be next. While supporters are hoping he’ll soon find his freedom, others aren’t so sure of his innocence. The New York Times reports that Avery, 54, along with his attorney, Kathleen Zellner, are […]

Steven Avery Reacts To Brendan Dassey: ‘The Truth Is Coming Out’

Last week, Brendan Dassey received news that he’d been waiting on for years: His 2007 murder conviction was overturned. His uncle, Steven Avery, the centerpiece of the popular Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer, is hoping the truth will set them both free. In an exclusive interview with In Touch, Avery, who remains behind bars serving […]

Brendan Dassey Likely To Remain In Prison, Despite Overturned Conviction

Although Brendan Dassey’s murder conviction was overturned last week, it’s likely that he’ll remain in prison, at least another few years or so, according to case experts. People reports that Dassey, 26, was just 16 when he was convicted of murdering 25-year-old freelance photographer Teresa Halbach. The manner in which detectives interrogated the then-teen, coupled […]

‘Making A Murderer’s’ Brendan Dassey Conviction Overturned — Filmmakers Scramble To Save Season 2

A Milwaukee federal judge, Judge William E. Duffin of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, just overturned the conviction of Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey, closing a chapter in a story that lasted 10 years. Dassey was found guilty of murdering Teresa Halbach in 2007, a crime to which he confessed to authorities. According to CNN, […]

Steven Avery Update: Former Fiancée Allegedly Fears He May ‘Kill Again’ If Released

Despite once showing an outpouring of support for her former fiancé, well-documented on the popular Netflix film Making a Murderer, Jodi Stachowski reportedly now fears that Avery will be released from prison and is capable of murder. Although Stachowski has been relatively quiet since she publicly changed her mind about Avery’s innocence in January, The […]

Send Brendan Dassey To ‘Wrestlemania’: Fans Call On WWE To Help ‘Making A Murderer’ Subject Attend ‘Wrestlemania,’ And Tyson Kidd May Be Helping

Brendan Dassey could be headed to Wrestlemania after his murder conviction was overturned, and WWE star Tyson Kidd may be helping. The subject of the hit Netflix show Making A Murderer, Dassey had his murder conviction overturned on Friday. Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery, had been convicted of killing Teresa Halbach in a controversial […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Brendan Dassey’s Murder Conviction Overturned, Will Dassey Go Free?

Brendan Dassey of Making a Murderer has had his murder conviction overturned by a federal judge in Milwaukee, according to NBC. Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery, were convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach. Both Brendan and Steven were featured as the subjects of the Netflix Original Docuseries Making a Murderer. Making a Murderer […]

Steven Avery Was Framed, Says Attorney: ‘Making A Murderer’ Season 2 To Show New Evidence

The popular Netflix series Making a Murderer is coming back for a second round, and the focus will be on the post-conviction process, as well as new evidence found that could potentially lead to Steven Avery’s release. People reports the Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s wrongful conviction lawyer, is confident that the second season of Making a […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Season 2 Coming To Netflix, Will Steven Avery Finally Be Proven Innocent?

The hit true crime documentary, Making a Murderer, will return to Netflix for another season. Making a Murderer’s first season centered on the life of Steven Avery and his trial for murdering Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The series ended with a guilty verdict being handed to both Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey. […]

‘Making A Murderer’ Up For 6 Emmy Nominations

The remarkable Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer reached millions of people across the world, touching the hearts of a number of people who believe Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, the centerpieces of the film, are innocent. The makers of the film, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, are now up for six Emmy nominations. For those […]

Brendan Dassey Update: Ruling On Federal Case May Happen Within Months

A federal lawsuit that contends Brendan Dassey was illegally arrested and coerced into a false confession may only be months away from a hearing, but so far, there still isn’t a guaranteed date just yet. Post-Crescent reports that Dassey, featured in the popular Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer, is still behind bars in connection with […]

‘Making A Murderer’s’ Steven Avery Innocent? New Scientific Tests Could Set Him Free

Major developments are underway in Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery’s murder case. In Touch Weekly is reporting that new evidence could prove that Avery did not kill Teresa Halbach. Following the success of Making a Murderer, Avery hired a new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner. Zellner has exonerated more than a dozen individuals who were wrongfully […]

Steven Avery Supporters Hold Peaceful Rally In Manitowoc County, Event Ends Early

Despite authorities fearing that the June 11 rally supporting Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey would turn violent, protesters marched peacefully this weekend, but ended up cutting the event short. The Herald Times Reporter reports that rally-goers packed up and left around a 2:15 p.m., 45 minutes earlier than the scheduled end time of 3:00 p.m. […]