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BREAKING: Judge orders Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey be released from prison

The development comes shortly after Dassey's conviction was overturned.

By Natasha Harding
Making a Murderer

A judge has ordered that Brendan Dassey, featuring in the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer be released from prison immediately. Brendan has been incarcerated since March 2006 and was serving a life sentence, with his uncle Steven Avery, for the murder of Theresa Halbach the year prior.

To refresh your memory, Theresa was murdered in the Avery family salvage yard with investigators alleging Avery lured her there to take photos of his minivan. Dassey was also found guilty of being an 'accomplice' in the murder.

With the case gaining increased media attention it came under re-examination and in August the court found Dassey’s confession was coerced by the police. Dassey's conviction was subsequently overturned.

Dassey’s attorney, Steve Drizin says his main priority is getting Dassey home to his family. “That's what I'm focused on right now, getting him home, getting him with his family and then helping him to re-integrate back into society while his appeal plays out.”

The judge has ordered Dassey supply his intended address and is banned from contacting Steven Avery or Halbach’s family.

This story is developing.