WATCH: Brendan Dassey ‘Confession’ Videos & Trial Testimony

Brendan Dassey

A screenshot from an interrogation of Brendan Dassey. YouTube

A federal judge overturned the conviction of Steven’s Avery’s nephew in part because he ruled that Dassey’s confession was involuntary.

The decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin says that “investigators made false promises to Dassey during multiple interrogations,” according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The decision also criticizes Dassey’s lawyer, Len Kachinsky, who allowed Dassey, then a juvenile, to be interrogated by investigators Mark Wiegert and Tom Fassbender without a parent or lawyer present. The judge found, according to WTMJ-TV, that Dassey’s confession was involuntary and that he didn’t receive adequate defense representation.

The convictions of Avery and Dassey in the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach caused an international sensation last winter when they were featured in a Netflix series, Making a Murderer.

Watch one of Dassey’s videotaped confessions here:

Brendan Dassey Police Interview / Interrogation Part #1 ( Making a Murderer Steven Avery Case )Brendan Dassey Police Interview on March 1. 2006 Part #1. ATTENTION – Steven Avery's November 5, 2005, hour long police interview concerning the disappearance of Teresa Halbach is now available – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJVrIszoabM Brendan Dassey is Steven Avery's nephew. Their cases were featured on Netlfix's Making a Murderer. Note – I have the YouTube comment settings to automatically approve all comments, but for whatever reason some comments are held for review – YouTube marks them as potential spam which makes no sense because most of them don't even contain a link. Grrr, It seems to happen to nested comments more ( the type where you hit reply and the comment appears indented under a previous one ) . I do go into the YouTube dashboard and click them all to show. I've looked around for something I can do so this won't happen, but have drawn a blank. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. ( I have every comment option set to as wide open as possible )2015-12-29T04:37:38.000Z

Dassey was also interviewed by police in November, shortly after the murder. Listen:

Brendan Dassey Nov 6, 2005- Full interviewAnthony O'Neill from the Marinette County Sheriff's Department interviewing Brendan Dassey about he and Steven Avery's involvement in the murder of Teresa Halbach. See StevenAveryCase.com for more.2016-01-22T07:51:33.000Z

The series also showcased a videotaped meeting between Dassey and a defense private investigator, Michael O’Kelly, which occurred before one of the interrogations. See:

Brendan Dassey's Confessions to Investigator Michael O'KellyContent (C) Synthesis Films Distributor (C) Netflix … This is a snippet of video taken from Netflix's Making A Murderer Docuseries consisting of a total of 10 episodes detailing the ongoing stories of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey.2016-01-29T11:30:00.000Z

And watch Dassey’s trial testimony:

Brendan Dassey Trial Testimony – Brendan Dassey's Testimony during Direct ExaminationWith as tight as Mantowoc country holds the actual videos of the Brendan Dassey and Steven Avery trials, you'd think they contained nuclear secrets. So, unfortunately this is not an actual video of the testimony as given, but rather a word for word audio of the transcript. ( the audio could be better and I am current working on getting a better copy. Until then, considering how many people are interested in trial testimony, I decided I would put this up. This video is the word for word audio of the transcript of Brendan Dassey's testimony during Direct Examination during his murder trial. Cross examination and other witnesses are also available and will be uploaded shortly.2016-01-08T23:41:44.000Z