UPDATE: The state of Wisconsin is appealing Brendan Dassey's overturned conviction, according to multiple reports.
"We believe the magistrate judge's decision that Brendan Dassey's confession was coerced by investigators, and that no reasonable court could have concluded otherwise, is wrong on the facts and wrong on the law," Attorney General Brad Schimel said in a statement to Variety. "Two state courts carefully examined the evidence and properly concluded that Brendan Dassey's confession to sexually assaulting and murdering Teresa Halbach with his uncle, Steven Avery, was voluntary, and the investigators did not use constitutionally impermissible tactics."
One of the stars of the Netflix hit Making a Murderer just received major news today in a Milwaukee court.
Brendan Dassey's conviction was overturned by a federal judge moments ago, court reporters tweeted.
According to court documents, a judge ordered that Brendan should be "released from custody unless, within 90 days of the date of this decision, the State initiates proceedings to retry him."
The judge further ordered that "in the event the respondent appeals this judgment, this judgment will be stayed pending resolution of that appeal."