On Friday, August 12, it was announced that Brendan Dassey — a convicted killer in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach and one of the subjects of the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer — could be a free man, or get a new trial.

Federal US Magistrate Judge William Duffin overturned Dassey’s murder conviction.

The reason for the ruling was that Duffin decided that Len Kachinsky, Dassey’s lawyer, committed “indefensible” “misconduct” while representing Dassey, WISN-TV (an ABC affiliate) reported.

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