Brendan Dassey's clemency case receives attention from Hollywood

MANITOWOC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The clemency case involving Brendan Dassey, one of the men portrayed in the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer,” has gained attention in Hollywood. It’s all due to a letter written by Dassey himself.

Kim Kardashian West tweeted at Governor Tony Evers and her 61 million followers on October 2, urging them to read the letter written by the 29-year-old.

The letter to Gov. Evers is dated April of 2019, and the first page essentially lists all of Dassey’s favorite things: foods, hobbies, and Pokémon. The second page Dassey said, “I am writing to ask for a pardon because I’m innocent and want to go home.” His request was signed with hearts.

Supporters of Dassey released the letter on the heels of his clemency petition.

Dassey has spent 13 years in prison for his role in the murder of Teresa Halbach – a case made famous by the Netflix docu-drama. Dassey’s supports say the letter shows that he wasn’t capable of committing the crimes he pleaded guilty to and that his confession was coerced.

“This gentle human being is Brendan Dassey. He does not have a violent bone in his body. As a clinical social worker, I do not have any concerns about Brendan being released into the community,” said Kasia Majerczak, the social worker assigned to Dassey’s case.

CBS 58 was the only television station that spoke to Governor Evers on camera Wednesday, and he said he would consider the clemency petition but didn’t provide a specific timeline.

Read Dassey’s full letter here:

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