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Friday, November 18, 2016

Appeals court blocks "Making a Murderer" subject's prison release

MADISON, Wis. -- A federal appeals court has blocked the release of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.”

A federal judge told Wisconsin prison officials on Wednesday that they must release Brendan Dassey by Friday. But state attorneys subsequently rushed to file an appeal with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago seeking to block the release.

The appeals court on Thursday ordered Dassey should remain in prison pending the resolution of the appeal,reports CBS affiliate WDJT.

Dassey’s attorneys posted a statement online Thursday saying they were “disappointed more than words can say” with the appellate decision.

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