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Supporters of ‘Making a Murderer’s’ Brendan Dassey continue to plea for his freedom, but is it a hopeless cause?

Appleton Post-Crescent

Brendan Dassey, who is serving life in prison for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach,  failed in 2018 to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case.

In December 2019, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said he wouldn’t consider commuting Dassey’s sentence.

But Dassey’s legal team and his many supporters nationally and internationally insist his quest for freedom isn’t over.

They continue to contact Evers’ office, saying Dassey, whose case was featured on the Netflix docuseries “Making a Murderer,” deserves to be set free. The effort includes a billboard along Interstate 41 near Oshkosh that says “Tell Governor Evers that it’s time to bring Brendan Dassey home.”

“I am optimistic,” said Tracy Keogh, a frequent contributor to the website for Justice and Freedom for Brendan Dassey.  “I have to believe that justice and innocence can prevail and is important to a functioning democracy. I believe the governor to be progressive and he has said many times he believes in the power of redemption and of giving people a second chance.”

But are Dassey’s supporters fighting a losing battle? Read more –>