The federal judge in Milwaukee who overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey in the case made famous by “Making a Murderer” has ordered that Dassey be freed from prison, under supervision, pending further court developments.
The order was made Monday by U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin in a 17-page ruling.
State Attorney General Brad Schimel quickly moved to block the release, at least temporarily. His office announced it would file an emergency motion asking a federal appeals court to stay the release order.
Dassey was not released Monday, as many of his supporters had speculated, but his legal team is hoping for a short timeline, one of his attorneys, Steven Drizin, told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin on Monday.
“It’s not going to happen today but we are very hopeful we will have Brendan home by Thanksgiving, if not sooner,” Drizin said.