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Source:  The New York Times

The seesaw legal battle of Brendan Dassey, whose conviction was questioned in the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer,” took another turn last week as a federal court in Chicago ruled against him, dealing a major blow to his hopes of being freed from prison.

By a 4-to-3 vote, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that Mr. Dassey’s confession had not been coerced by police investigators, reversing an earlier decision. Mr. Dassey admitted to assisting his uncle, Steven Avery, in the 2005 sexual assault and killing in Manitowoc, Wisconsin of Teresa Halbach, a 25-year-old photographer.

Mr. Dassey later recanted his confession.

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