Dassey will remain behind bars.
The nation became obsessed with Steven Avery and the Making A Murderer documentary when it was released in 2015. The documentary shed light on Avery's case, which involved the murder, rape, and disappearance of Teresa Halbach. A main argument for the prosecutors was the confession of Brendan Dassey, who was 16 when he was arrested and admitted to helping his uncle Avery in the crime. The confession is also one of the most controversial parts of the case, and the defendants argued that it was obtained after constant coercion of a child who was not mentally capable of handling the questioning. There was no other evidence linking Dassey to the crime.
A Wisconsin appeals court ruled that the confession was made voluntarily after the conviction was initially overturned, and Dassey has been caught in a back and forth with the justice system in an attempt to get out of prison for years. His legal team attempted to get his case heard by the Supreme Court, which gave their answer to the plea today (June 25). According to The New York Times, the Supreme Courts decided not to hear Dassey's case, ending his long battle for freedom. Dassey, who is now 28 and has served 12 years of his sentence, will not be eligible for parole until 2048.