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Source:  The New York Times

Brendan Dassey was 17 years old when he was convicted of helping his uncle sexually assault and murder photographer Teresa Halbach in a Wisconsin salvage yard.

He was 26 when the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” made the case — and the concerns about how it was handled — a global sensation.

Now, weeks from his 30th birthday, Mr. Dassey, who has pursued several failed legal appeals, is seeking mercy once again: On Wednesday, his legal team launched a campaign to persuade the state’s governor, Tony Evers, a Democrat, to grant him clemency.

While viewers continue to argue over the guilt or innocence of the docuseries’ main character, Mr. Dassey’s uncle Steven Avery, many viewers were moved by the plight of Mr. Dassey, who has intellectual disabilities and is serving a life sentence without the possibility of early release until 2048.

Read the story at The New York Times.


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