It looks like Brendan Dassey won't be making it to Wrestlemania any time soon, sadly.
Convicted along with his uncle, Steven Avery, of the murder of Teresa Halbach, Dassey's case has sparked international recognition thanks to Netflix's Making A Murderer and the various online communities who have added to the investigation's manpower.
As we reported a few months ago, Dassey's conviction was overturned by a federal judge and severely admonished Dassey's court-appointed attorney, Len Kachinsky. Many believed that Dassey would be freed soon enough as the State of Wisconsin had a 90-day period from the federal judge's decision to appeal.
Last night, Wisconsin's Attorney General, Brad Schmiel, announced that an appeal has been made on the oveturning of Dassey's conviction. In a prepared statement, Schmiel said that the Attorney General of Wisconsin's office "believe the magistrate judge’s decision that Brendan Dassey’s confession was coerced by investigators, and that no reasonable court could have concluded otherwise, is wrong on the facts and wrong on the law."
Schmiel went on, saying that "(two) state courts carefully examined the evidence and properly concluded that Brendan Dassey’s confession to sexually assaulting and murdering Teresa Halbach with his uncle, Steven Avery, was voluntary, and the investigators did not use constitutionally impermissible tactics."
Had the Wisconsin's Attorney General's office not appealed this decision, Dassey would have been freed within a matter of weeks. As it stands, Dassey will have to remain behind bars until the matter comes before an Appeals Judge. Meanwhile, Steven Avery's lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, took to Twitter late last night to speak about the appeal, saying that the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals were "not friendly to frivolous appeals."
Cannot wait for Wisc. AG to face the 7th Circuit trying to defend this confession. Not friendly to frivolous appeals.#MakingAMurderer
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) September 9, 2016
No date has been set for the appeal hearing.