Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey’s lawyers are coming to London

Lawyers fighting for the release of Brendan Dassey, featured on Netflix’s Making a Murderer, are coming to London to talk about false confessions.

Dassey’s post-conviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, appeared in the second season of the popular documentary series, as they appealed to overturn his life sentence for murder.

Still taken from Making a Murderer, Netflix.

The latest season follows them as they attempt to overturn Brendan’s conviction in the federal courts by arguing that Dassey’s confession, the key element of the prosecution’s case against him, was coerced.

When

The pair will head to London’s O2 Shepards Bush on Tuesday, December 11 to talk about coerced and false confessions, interrogation tactics, and the wrongful conviction of Brendan Dassey.

They will also be at Cardiff’s Glee Club on Monday, December 10.

Background

The documentary series follows the lives of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, uncle and nephew respectively, after the pair were accused of murdering photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.

Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.

It came to the dramatic conclusion of the pair being found guilty of Halbach’s murder and sentenced to life sentences.

Dassey, who was 17 when he was found guilty, and Avery, 56, are still incarcerated after being given life sentences, with Dassey turning 29 earlier this year.

A photograph of Teresa Halbach, before her murder in 2005, aged just 25 years old.

The Tour

The tour has been described as ‘a rare opportunity for fans of the show to dive further into this shocking and fascinating story, while also presenting them with a chance to learn more about the intriguing and often complicated and murky world of criminal law.’

Steven Drizin runs an organisation that focuses on representing defendants who were teenagers when they were wrongfully convicted, while Laura Nirider represents people who were wrongfully convicted of crimes when they were children.

You can find tickets for the UK dates of their upcoming tour here.

 

 

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