The Key Reason Brendan Dassey’s Lawyer, Laura Nirider, Believes His Confession Was...

The Key Reason Brendan Dassey’s Lawyer, Laura Nirider, Believes His Confession Was False

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At the University of St. Thomas School of Law on Monday, Brendan Dassey’s lawyer explained why she believes his confession was fabricated. On April 25, 2007, Dassey was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. The Netflix doucseries Making a Murderer’s portrayal of the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s office’s treatment of the then-16-year-old, who was on the cusp intellectual disability, sparked speculation that the interrogation leading to his confession wasn’t fair to him. (The sheriff’s department has long maintained that its methods were by the book.) According to Dassey’s lawyer Laura Nirider, who was also featured in the series, a simple fact de-legitimizes his confession: Dassey was interrogated and perceived as if he were an adult, not a child. Read More »

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