MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rescheduled a conference where it was to consider whether it should review the conviction of an inmate featured in the “Making a Murderer” documentary series.
WLUK-TV reports that the justices were scheduled to hold the conference on Brendan Dassey’s appeal on Thursday.
But the court’s docket shows the hearing has been rescheduled. No reason was given and no new date set.
Four of the nine justices would have to agree to hear the case before arguments could be scheduled. If four the justices didn’t agree, Dassey’s conviction would stand.
Dassey has argued for years that investigators coerced him into confessing that he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey was 16 at the time.