Judge orders release of Brendan Dassey

brendan-dassey-prison-mug-shot-2015WISCONSIN (WBAY) – A federal judge has ordered the supervised release of one of the subjects of the Netflix “Making a Murderer” documentary, Brendan Dassey, as he awaits a possible retrial for the murder of Teresa Halbach.

The judge’s order on Monday says that a United States Probation Office monitor will make sure Dassey is compliant with the conditions of release imposed by the court.

Conditions include: Dassey shall not violate any laws, he must appear in court as required, he cannot have a gun or weapon, he cannot possess any controlled substances, and he cannot have contact with Steven Avery or the family of Teresa Halbach.

Dassey has until noon Tuesday to provide an address where he’ll be staying to the U.S. Probation Office. The office will then inspect it to make sure it’s suitable for Dassey.

A social worker and probation officers will help him transition to life out of prison after 10 years behind bars.

In August, a federal magistrate ruled that investigators coerced Dassey’s confession that he helped his uncle Steven Avery rape and kill Halbach in Manitowoc County in 2005, and he overturned Dassey’s conviction.

In October, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel filed the opening brief in the state’s appeal of a decision to overturn Dassey’s conviction.

Action 2 News will continue to update this breaking news story.

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