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Attorney General Files Emergency Motion in Dassey Case

UPDATE: AG Schimel filed the attached emergency motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. DOJ has asked the 7th Circuit to decide by Friday whether to stay the District Court’s order to release Mr. Dassey.

UPDATE: U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin denied the State’s stay motion in the Brendan Dassey case and ordered Mr. Dassey’s release by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016.

Attorney General Brad Schimel will file an emergency motion today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit seeking a stay of this release order and requesting relief by Friday, November 18, 2016.  

ORIGINAL: A judge has denied the state’s appeal to keep Brendan Dassey behind bars.

The Eastern District judge ordered Dassey released by 8:00 PM on Friday.

The now 27-year-old was convicted in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County.

Judge Duffin ordered Dassey be released while his case works through the appeals courts.

Judge Duffin also overturned Brendan Dassey’s conviction back in August.

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