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The Latest: 'Making A Murderer' subject Brendan Dassey appears in full federal court

CHICAGO (CBS 58) -- Brendan Dassey's freedom is up for debate. The case made famous by the Netflix documentary was back in court. This time, at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. 

Brenan Dassey and his family are waiting to find out if he will soon be released after more than 10 years in prison.

Attorneys from the state of Wisconsin say they will keep fighting to keep Brendan Dassey behind bars.

"My team is here to help try and get justice for Teresa Halbach."

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel was also there for the oral arguments, saying he felt a connection to the case.

"I lived this case like all the rest of the prosecutors in Wisconsin."

The question is, should Brendan Dassey's confession in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach be thrown out? Last year, a judge overturned Dassey's conviction based on the belief that his confession was coerced. Since then, the question of his release has been making its way through the court system. 

The State and Dassey's defense was given 30 minutes to argue their sides. 

"What they did to Brendan Dassey was inexcusable and they knew that they were dealing with a learning disabled child."

Steven Avery's trial lawyer, Jerry Buting, showed up as well saying he agreed with Dassey's lawyers who argued that police mislead Dassey to believe if he confessed to the crime, he would go free.

"They're supposed to be very very careful when you're dealing with somebody who has those kinds of limitations, they didn't do that here even though they knew they were dealing with that," said Steven Avery's Trial Lawyer Jerry Buting.

But, Attorney General Brad Schimel said the state just wants justice for Teresa Halbach's family.

"What makes my skin crawl is knowing what happened to Teresa Halbach, not knowing that this young man is uncomfortable talking about it."

An opinion from the court could take weeks or months. As to whether or not this case makes it to Supreme Court, the Attorney General said: "We'll cross that bridge when we get to it."



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