URGENT - Supreme Court won't take up 'Making a Murderer' case

(CNN) -- The Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a case concerning Brendan Dassey, a central figure in a 2015...

Posted: Jun. 26, 2018 2:01 PM
Updated: Jun. 26, 2018 2:01 PM

(CNN) -- The Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a case concerning Brendan Dassey, a central figure in a 2015 documentary television series "Making a Murderer." Dassey was 16 when he was interrogated and confessed in 2005, and he was convicted in 2007. A federal appeals court ruled last year that his confession should not be thrown out. Lawyers for Dassey argued he was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of rape, murder and mutilation based solely on his confession with no physical evidence. They say the confession of the then-16-year-old was involuntarily coerced and that there existed no physical evidence linking him to the crime. After losing in the lower courts, lawyers for Dassey appealed to the Supreme Court.

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