Brendan Dassey's attorneys petition for release

NOW: Brendan Dassey’s attorneys petition for release

(AP) Attorneys for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" have petitioned for his release now that a federal appeals court has ruled that his confession was coerced.

Lawyers for Brendan Dassey filed papers Friday saying Thursday's decision by a three-judge appeals panel leaves no reason for further delays.

The court gave Wisconsin prosecutors until 5 p.m. Monday to file a response.

Dassey was 16 when he told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says the state will take whatever steps are necessary to keep Dassey behind bars. He plans to ask the full Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the decision.

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