Brendan Dassey

Brendan Dassey, who was convicted of rape and murder as a teenager, will remain behind bars after a federal appeals court blocked a judge's order to release him from prison this week.

In August, a lower court judge overturned Dassey's life sentence stemming from the rape and murder of 25-year-old aspiring photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.

But the state prosecutor's office appealed the overturned conviction. A Wisconsin federal appeals court ruled that Dassey will remain in prison until the appeal is heard.

Dassey, 27, was profiled as an innocent man in the Netflix documentary TV series Making A Murderer.

Dassey was just 16-years-old when he and his uncle, Steven Avery, were arrested for raping and murdering Halbach.

According to court documents, in 2005 Avery telephoned Auto Trader magazine, where Halbach worked, and specifically requested her to photograph a car that he had for sale on his property. Avery was familiar with the young photographer from an earlier visit she made to his property to photograph a car.

Halbach's family reported her missing 3 days later.

Police quickly focused their search on the Avery family's auto salvage yard in Chilton, Wisconsin.

After days of exhaustively searching 4,000 junk cars on the sprawling 40-acre property, 2 volunteers located Halbach's Toyota RAV 4 parked on the perimeter of the salvage yard.

Inside the car, forensics investigators found blood which was later linked to Avery and Halbach through DNA testing.

Police also found a bullet and car key smeared with Halbach's blood. The crumpled license plates from Halbach's truck were found inside a station wagon on the property.

Halbach's charred remains were recovered from a burn barrel near Avery's trailer.

Despite the overwhelming evidence, Avery's defense lawyer insisted the evidence was planted by police.

Avery, then 44, was sentenced to life in prison in April 2007. His nephew, Dassey, was convicted of helping Avery rape, murder and burn Halbach's body. Dassey was also sentenced to life in prison in August 2007.

  • missmiami305

    He needs to remain behind bars. He will rape and kill again. It's in his eyes. Didnt watch the special though so idk the details

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Still haven't watched this documentary

  • missmiami305

    Me neither. I have to be careful about what I subject my spirit too these days ? and this falls within that category. Drains my energy too much.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    For some reason I just want click Play ... I heard it was good though ... My gut say don't watch it.. So I want... On the flip my azz over here watching another Pablo escobar docu series with my bew... Go figure with his murdering azz chile... Look ROFL...

  • Libra80sBaby

    I watched the one with the white man with the blonde hair and decided that was enough for me.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Animal.

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    I watched the documentary. While I know it could be biased, the police appear to have manipulated him. You can tell from the interviews that he's challenged mentally. Combine his mental delays with manipulative cops and people can confess to crimes they didn't commit. It's happened to black people many times.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    What would make u do this this?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I've seen other stores where ppl admit to murdrr when they know they didn't. There was a snapped episode like that

  • Zizzle

    These judges love keeping white teen rapists out of prison. Must be part of the plan.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    When white privilege tries to prevail by letting a convicted rapist/murderer out of jail for no other reason then white skin.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    When white privilege tries to prevail by letting a convicted rapist/murderer out of jail for no other reason then white skin.

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    Central park 5 anyone? It wasn't murder but it was coerced confessions.

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    Central park 5 anyone? It wasn't murder but it was coerced confessions.

  • missmiami305

    I feel u. I heard it was good and so was the last one. But I cant lol. I'm trying to do better.

  • missmiami305

    I feel u. I heard it was good and so was the last one. But I cant lol. I'm trying to do better.

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    For some reason (I can't fathom).....I could care LESS about another CRAZY ASS white man.

    The president elect reminds us Each and Every Day.

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    For some reason (I can't fathom).....I could care LESS about another CRAZY ASS white man.

    The president elect reminds us Each and Every Day.

  • That’s Interesting

    Umm why should his feminine looking ass get out??? He looks like a middle aged butch. Animal. Him and his uncle.

  • That’s Interesting

    Umm why should his feminine looking ass get out??? He looks like a middle aged butch. Animal. Him and his uncle.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    It's a tactic. No food, cold, promise to go home. Teach your kids IMMEDIATELY ask for a lawyer.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    It's a tactic. No food, cold, promise to go home. Teach your kids IMMEDIATELY ask for a lawyer.

  • Nikkiknows

    there was definitely a bias against this family after looking at the documentary...it was like they where the black people of their town. the call between the son and his mother is painful...he doesn't even know what certain words mean and when he asks his mother, she also has no clue...i didn't get through the whole series , it got a bit dry.

  • Nikkiknows

    there was definitely a bias against this family after looking at the documentary...it was like they where the black people of their town. the call between the son and his mother is painful...he doesn't even know what certain words mean and when he asks his mother, she also has no clue...i didn't get through the whole series , it got a bit dry.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I heard the same thing... Same thing... My inner self guidance says no? so you right if you feel that way... You should not... Always trust yourself

  • Rhyme and Reason

    VERY SMART!

  • klwbaby

    I watched the documentary also and u can tell he was mentally challenged because after he confessed to rape and murder, he thought the police was going to release him so he could present a class project....

  • nucynu25

    Oh , that our now president elect advocated for them to be lynched & still has given no apology ?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    It's amazing, but this does happen all the time with enough pressure, you can get an innocent person to confess to a crime they didn't commit. And, get them to write a step-by-step how I did it confession statement, too!

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    They were definitely the black people in town. It was painful to hear him talk to his mother. The uncle was suing the police department for his previous arrest. I'm not saying they are innocent but there were definitely many questions raised for me.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Right

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    I forgot all about that. He did believe he was going home. He was worried about school.

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    Or give them all the information they need off camera and then have them say it on camera. Those cops claimed they didn't think he was mentally challenged. I call bullshyt.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    There was a story I actually caught on Dateline last weekend. It changed a few laws in VA bc of it. They had him in interrogation with no sleep and without his meds for I wanna say 36 hours total. Got a false confession out of him too. Told him the only way he was leaving if they told him what he needed to know. He was slow too. Thought he was going home to his mom. He eventually got it overturned.. So sad. Crozet VA/Robert Davis

  • nucynu25

    I didn't watch but you really think they planted the evidence too ?

  • QweenOfThorns

    He wanted to get out in time to catch Wrestlemania.

  • nucynu25

    Damn

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    That's really sad. I'm glad he eventually got out but the damage is done now.

  • Fleur Rebel

    I watched I agree with you

  • Candance

    I watched the special and the evidence was sketchy! I don't believe he or his uncle had anything to do with it.

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    The family thought there was evidence planted. Due to the lawsuit, they thought the cops murdered the girl and put everything on their property. It was shown how easy it would've been for someone to drive on the property and they not know it. The police had control of the property for a couple days so they could've done anything they wanted to. The bloody key wasn't found until the cops came back a second time.

  • nucynu25

    Interesting

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch
  • jussaying

    definitely. doesn't have to be a black person. police do this consistently because most of them are not trained to follow the evidence and see where it leads them. they find a suspect, determine a narrative and then look for evidence which supports their viewpoint.

  • Nonya Bizness

    I remember the trailer the uncle lived in had been searched top to bottom and the police found nothing, then the "Mark Fuhrman" of the town discovered the key to the Rav 4 in the trailer like basically in a crevice in a corner,like the infamous bloody glove in the OJ case, and the blood in the rav 4 they say was planted. These people were basically "White trash hillbilly outcasts" in that town. The lawyer representing the uncle represented Ryan Ferguson, who was also wrongly convicted of murdering a Newspaper Reporter years ago. The evidence against him came from his friend who "had a dream" about the murder. I remember watching his case on Dateline when it happened and feeling like he didn't do it. He now has a show on MTV, where he tries to help people that are in prison, that could be innocent. I believe the people in this case were railroaded because the Uncle was suing the department.

  • jussaying

    the sad thing is that there are a lot of people in prison on either outrageously trumped up charges or they're innocent. law and order would have you believe these cases go to trail the majority of the time. but that's not how they work. thanks to mandatory sentencing the prosecutor/DA can throws a plea deal at them and scares them with the mandatory sentencing so they can write guilty on the books. look more chattel slaves to make products for corporate america smh.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Amen!! Me too

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Yes! Assert your 5th amendment rights to not speak unless and until counsel is present. Even then, they will likely speak for you.

  • southern

    Me either

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    That's cold. SMH. He probably wasn't even aware of what was transpiring.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Isn't that this one? Isn't his uncle the white man with the blonde hair?

  • Incog-knee-gress
  • Miss Brooklyn

    then you shouldn't comment.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    The worst cases are the men and women who've been in jail for decades, just waiting for DNA evidence to exonerate them.

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    It was definitely interesting and I understood why the family didn't believe it happened.

  • Miss Brooklyn

    yes. they were salty Avery had won a lawsuit against the town.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    This was a decent doc. It did raise a lot of questions. When I finished it, I thought that the uncle did it and thought they wouldn't pursue him because of his prev case. However, I'm skeptical about the nephew. He was definitely slow. Lurk10 came in the room during one scene, and asked if he was slow, so I know the cops could tell.

    I could tell that they were all a little slow, due to inbreeding I suspect. They touched on it just a little.

    The main thing I learned is they were all CREEPY AS FUKK!

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    Our good ole pres - elect bringing the good ole' boy system out in full view again. At least they aren't hiding it.

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    When the cops said they didn't think he was slow I gave them some serious side eye.

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    When the cops said they didn't think he was slow I gave them some serious side eye.

  • OrchidJones-Work for Money

    ...ha, profiled as an innocent man... he looks like he tortured squirrels, dogs, ants AND frogs as a damn kid. Throw away the key.

  • OrchidJones-Work for Money

    ...ha, profiled as an innocent man... he looks like he tortured squirrels, dogs, ants AND frogs as a damn kid. Throw away the key.

  • Low E. TUH!

    YOUR DARK KERMIT SIDE SAID, "FUGG IT!"

  • Low E. TUH!

    YOUR DARK KERMIT SIDE SAID, "FUGG IT!"

  • nucynu25

    ??????i fukin screamed

  • nucynu25

    ??????i fukin screamed

  • jussaying

    this exactly. heart breaking. side note lmao i forgot i got fried brussel sprouts for lunch today and brought home the leftovers on my table & then ran back to get my mail. had a small convo with the mail lady then came back inside like OMG THE FUGG IS THAT SMELL DID YOU TAKE A CHIT (to my dog). all of this to say: DAMN BRUSSEL SPROUTS ARE FUNKY. and DOUBLE DAMN why you walk around with that on your breath rofl

  • OrchidJones-Work for Money

    Chile....something wasn't right in that milk. You know these pharmaceuticals and doctors being in cahoots trying to push those A.D.D and ADHD Rx, and these kids pounce off the walls and end up rapers and killers, when all they may need is love and attention....oh and less sugar.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I had to stop watching the series. The child was clinically retarded. His mother was slow. It was very heartbreaking.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I couldn't finish. It was so sad.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Exactly.

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    I barely got through the first 20 minutes. It just looked dusty dirty.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I love Brussels sprouts. They sell shaved sprouts at Trader Joe's. They stink to the heavens but they taste delicious.

    Now I will have to get some of my sprouts so I can have them for Thanksgiving! Lol

  • nucynu25

    What is it ?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I don't know if @incog-knee-gress is still in here. But I thought about her when I saw this.

    Still laughing......

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/447c7a5d5f2c0c1c32278d034961721f947171aa5e34fb491d57634bf568138d.png

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Turn it sideways if you can. Gorilla sneakers. Lol. My bedroom closet is being repainted because of a leak, so my damn clothes and a lot of my shoes are in my living room. I hardly see my things, so I was having a little fun while in my living room.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    That too ?? I can't watch that Podunk backwoods for long

  • brooklyn23

    For real

  • Nikkiknows

    I wasn't saying there weren't black people there, I was saying they were treated like outcasts IMO.

  • nucynu25

    Ohh ..lop . I hope they hurry up & fix yo ish

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    I was agreeing with you.

  • nucynu25

    New post

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    We're almost done. Pipes needed to be replaced in addition to drywall and painting. I told a mf that I didn't want them done on the same day, but he is thinking he is going to impose his will.

    He fails to realize the last time he got out of pocket with me, his son died. He has one more child left. He better cool his jets. The gag is, he was in an accident and I read about it on Twitter. He talked SO much shit about my mom. "You're always mentioning she is disabled. It's not my problem you have an SUV (when I had an issue re: the garage). You should've bought something different." His son was on a scooter and got hit by a car. But if he had an SUV, tho... ??

    People love coming for me and when my girl Karma swirls back around and tags that ass, it's never pretty. At least it isn't for them.

  • Dee

    Whitey hates to see their own in jail. SMFH!!!

  • Dee

    Whitey hates to see their own in jail. SMFH!!!

  • Renee26

    GUILTY!!

  • nucynu25

    Damn Fen..I hope everything works out .

  • Renee26

    Yes! She probably was his first taste of ?for him brought as a gift by the uncle. In my mind could see the uncle holding her down for him

  • Renee26

    Agreed, I wasn't convinced of their innocence but agreed that the police dept was shady nonetheless.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????? precisely

  • Hmmm~?

    Another ignorant comment by another ignorant salty black person. Try reading up on the case before making dumb comments like this.

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    If you had watched you would know he was under age when they interrogated him without a guardian present He also has learning disabilities Basically the cops told him if said what they wanted to hear (a confession)he could go home He did & They locked him up It was absolutely disgusting

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    Yes! Saw that one too, I love good documentaries This crap happens way too often

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Apparently this guy's family is pwt and local law enforcement has a vendetta with the family. That's what I heard ???

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    Also the evidence that was found there was not there 2 months before when they searched the Avery junkyard. They searched the place 3 times and the police department that found the evidence was not even suppose to be there because there was a 50 million lawsuit against that police department because they knew he was innocent and yet he spent 15 years in jail and got out through DNA. Setup.

  • Jussjess25

    They need to let the poor boy go.. he didnt do it

  • Rhyme and Reason

    They don't do the police work needed to exclude, only to make an arrest to get a conviction. Skin color doesn't matter, it happens more to Black people, but no one is exempt!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Agreed! B.S., they knew!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I was just saying he look like he will kill again the eyes are the gateway to the soul!! He look scary idc how innocent he trying to look

  • kekeb

    This whole case is fucked up from start to finish. They need to investigate the authorities in that town

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    This is why I don't really watch TV at all.

  • TDK

    He did it and I watched the entire series.

  • TDK

    Did you listen to the phone calls with his mother? When he admitted to doing it, then flipped flopped? Oh, he did it along with the uncle. Do I believe he was afraid of the uncle, absolutely.

  • TDK

    Please don't compare these people in any capacity to how blacks are seen. This family is garbage.

  • TDK

    And because he's guilty.

  • Sexy Lexy

    don't let people tell you to shut up ... they have freedom of speech effed all the way UP .... you most definitely CAN speak on things if you are not completely informed especially if you stated that ... people don't get that when you are RUDE even if correct your words are LOST to def ears ... really pissed me off rude arse heffa

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

    I watched it and I must say that I felt sorry for the uncle. I really did think they were framing that family. But in the end he turned out to really be a murderer. I was shocked

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Haven't watched it... I may one day ... Sounds interesting..

  • Jefferey Franklin

    Yeah HE COMMITED MURDER. There are BLACK PEOPLE in jail for way less and some who did nothing at all. Wont you try to take off your cac cape and sit you wanna be ofaye ass down somewhere.

    Tired of you uppity think you better then black bitches trying to crossover over to the other side with your white cocksucking and bedwenching