Judge overturns Dassey conviction in Halbach murder

August 12, 2016 9:12 PM

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In a 91-page ruling, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin was highly critical of investigators, Brendan Dassey's attorney and the state courts, concluding that Dassey's constitutional rights were violated.

Brendan Dassey, who was convicted along with his uncle, Steven Avery, in the murder of Teresa Halbach, had that conviction overturned Friday by a federal magistrate judge in Milwaukee.

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