Brendan Dassey Biography
Birthday: October 19, 1989 (Libra)
Born In: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States
Brendan Dassey is an American murderer who was convicted for his involvement in a first degree murder and second degree sexual assault. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Brendan was a shy and introvert teenager. His IQ level was much below the normal range and hence, he studied at special schools. In October 2005, photographer Teresa Halbach was sexually assaulted and murdered. Blood of Brendan’s uncle, Steven Avery, was also found on the spot of the crime. When Brendan was interrogated by the authorities, he confessed to his involvement in the crime. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison. In August 2016, a federal magistrate overturned his conviction ruling that Brendan was coerced into giving his confession. In June 2017, a panel of the 'United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit' affirmed the magistrate's order, but the full panel of 'Seventh Circuit’ upheld Brendan's conviction by a vote of 4–3, in December 2017. The 2015 Netflix true crime documentary television series, ‘Making a Murderer,’ chronicles the story of Brendan Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery.