Brendan Dassey Of Netflix's "Making A Murderer" Denied Clemency

Brendan Dassey, the subject of Netflix’s Making A Murderer docuseries has been denied clemency in his latest petition to the state of Wisconsin.

The 30-year-old was convicted to life in prison in 2007 at the age of 17 when he was found guilty of helping his uncle murder and sexually assault 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach. At 26, his case was at the center of the Netflix series which shone a new light on his controversial conviction. 

In April, Dassey penned a letter to Governor Tony Evers, requesting a pardon. However, in a recent letter dated December 17th, Evers expressed that he would not grant a pardon or seek any commutation on Dassey’s sentence, listing two reasons for his ineligibility: because it had not been at least five years since he completed his sentence and because he has not registered as a sex offender, which he is required to do.

“Brendan Dassey has been imprisoned for 13 years based only on a false confession that is…

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