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The reluctant child star of ‘Making a Murderer’ won’t get a shot at convincing the U.S. Supreme Court to toss his confession next term, after the justices declined review today.
Brendan Dassey’s case had been closely watched, if only due to the hit Netflix documentary that featured the confession.
The series focused on Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery, as they were both tried and convicted for a Wisconsin murder. That led to Avery and Dassey gaining supporters who questioned Dassey’s guilt in particular, given his youth, intellectual disability, and the lack of other evidence tying him to the crime.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit didn’t sufficiently take those factors into account when it upheld his life sentence, Dassey argues. He wanted the justices to reaffirm the special care needed when handling juvenile interrogations.
The case is Dassey v. Dittmann , U.S., No. 17-1172, review denied 6/25/18 .
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