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Making a Murderer

Wisconsin pardon board denies Brendan Dassey’s clemency application

By Jim Hagerty Reporter MADISON, Wis.- "Making a Murderer" subject Brendan Dassey will not be granted a pardon or commutation of his life sentence for his role in the 2005 death of Teresa Halbach, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' prison advisory board said in a letter.  According to the letter, dated Dec. 17, Dassey does not qualify for a pardon.  "Unfortunately, we are unable to consider your application for pardon because you do not meet one or more of the required eligibility conditions,"…

‘Making a Murderer’: Dassey attorneys file petition for clemency

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Lawyers for "Making a Murderer" subject Brendan Dassey, on Wednesday, filed a petition for clemency with the Wisconsin Pardon Advisory Board. Filed by noted post-conviction attorneys Lara Nirider and Steven Drizin, the petition echoes their claim that Dassey was psychologically coerced by police and misrepresented by his attorneys, including Len Kachinsky, leading to Dassey's 2007 conviction and life sentence for murder, sexual assault and mutilating a…

‘MaM’: Steven Avery lawyer offers $100K reward for capture of Teresa Halbach’s ‘real killer’

By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO - In her latest bid to win "Making a Murderer" subject Steven Avery a new trial, post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner, on Monday, announced that a $100,000 reward is being offered for the capture of Teresa Halbach's "real killer." "We are pleased to announce that a reward of $100,000 is being offered, by a concerned citizen, for the arrest and conviction of the real killer of Teresa Halbach," Zellner said in a release. "All tips should be called in…