A Wisconsin prison inmate whose case was featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" will stay behind bars while state attorneys appeal a decision overturning his conviction, a panel of federal appellate judges ruled Thursday.Read More »
The trouble with torture as an interrogation tactic is that the suspect will say whatever the interrogator wants to hear — regardless of whether it’s true. Unfortunately, this problem also plagues today’s softer, more sophisticated interrogation tactics.Read More »
A judge overturned the conviction of a Wisconsin man found guilty of helping his uncle kill a woman in a case profiled in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer," ruling that investigators coerced a confession using deceptive tactics.Read More »
If nothing else, the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” has put a spotlight on an unsettling practice that Julius Kim and other defense lawyers see all the time: The admission into evidence of statements gathered in coercive interrogations.
Tagged with: Brendan Dassey defense attorneys Eric Johnson Gimbel Reilly Guerin & Brown interrogation techniques Julius Kim Making a Murderer Prosecutors Randy Kraft Ray Dall'Osto Steven Avery Wisconsin State Public DefenderRead More »
Bomb threats to a Wisconsin county sheriff's office that made an apparent reference to "getting justice" for the convict profiled in the popular Netflix series "Making a Murderer" are the latest in a long string of threats made to the department and its officers since the series went online, officials said Thursday.Read More »
The 10-part Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer," which casts doubt on the legal process in the case of convicted killers Steven Avery and his then-teenage nephew Brendan Dassey, has prompted celebrities to armchair sleuths to flood online message boards and Twitter feeds.Read More »
A state appeals court has rejected Brendan Dassey's request for a new trial on charges that he helped kill a young woman in 2005 in one of Wisconsin's most notorious crimes.Read More »